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Copyright 101 Intro

By Christian Copyright Solutions on November 02, 2011

We are pleased to partner with Christian Copyright Solutions to offer our readers articles on copyright issues related to ministry and church. Here is the first segment...

Copyright compliance starts with understanding of basic concepts.

In order to establish a solid foundation for copyright compliance, Christian leaders need to have a firm grasp on three basic building blocks:

What is copyright? What works can be copyrighted? What are the rights of copyright owners?

Christian Copyright Solutions (CCS) walks you through each of these building blocks, explaining along the way how each impacts the church’s use of copyrighted material.

Christian Copyright Solutions was launched in 2001 out of a desire to provide online solutions to simplify the copyright clearance process. Since that time they have helped more than 2,000 churches become copyright compliant, ranging from small local churches to some of the largest churches in the country, including Saddleback Church, Northpoint Church, GatewayChurch and Willow Creek Church.

CCS’s Founder and CVO, Susan Fontaine Godwin is an educator and long-time member of the Christian arts community with 26 years of experience in the Christian media industry, church copyright administration and copyright management. Susan is an author and speaker and frequently writes for several Christian magazines and online publications. She is on WorshipLeader Magazine’s editorial board and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Mobile.

Download CCS’s FREE “Copyrights 101” Fact Sheet to learn about the basic, foundational building blocks for copyright compliance.

To save 10% on any CCS license, use promo code CKAAW11.

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