Copyright law and how it applies to churches

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I’m afraid that many are not going to want to hear what is in the post “Copyright Law…Answers from an expert” over at North Point Music.  It is a interview of a copyright attorney lead by a pastor.  It has good, clear information about what the current law is regarding many practices we take for granted within the church.  This is a must “listen” (its an audio post) for anyone involved with technology in church ministries.

Summary: if you have not paid for a license to do what you’re doing then you probably should not be doing it. There are some exceptions, but not many.

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One Response to “Copyright law and how it applies to churches”

  1. Copyright’s “fair use” within the church « Web Ministry Thoughts Says:

    […] Copyright’s “fair use” within the church By Daniel Pedersen Church Marketing Sucks has Richard Byrd as a guest blogger writing about fair use rules for copyright as it applies to churches.  So far the first of three posts is up and I like how its being considered.  I’m looking forward to the rest of the posts.  This is an area I think we all need to become better versed in and nicely complements my earlier post on copyright law and how it applies to churches. […]

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