Protect Your Church Against Copyright Violations

Do you pick up images for your church website, email, bulletin or flyers from Google?

Or do you show movies (and sell tickets) without the permission of the films’ copyright owners?

Or do you use music without a license, in Sunday services broadcast to the web?

If your church can answer “yes” to any of these questions, it may be time to re-think. Using any image, film or piece of music without permission is, in the eyes of the law, stealing.

“Following copyright guidelines demonstrates a heart of integrity. Copying or distributing works without rightfully remunerating the authors is no different than stealing goods from a store,” said Howard Rachinski, CEO of Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI).

Read more:

Risk Reporter for Religious Institutions – Church Mutual.

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