22 Most Frequently Asked Copyright Questions of Church Musicians

by Dean McIntyre

It is difficult for church musicians to stay informed, up-to-date and in compliance with current copyright laws that relate to music in the church. Here are links to 22 short articles providing answers to the most frequently asked copyright and licensing questions.

Copyright & Licensing Section of Website http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/lead-your-church/copyright-licensing
Top 10 False Copyright Myths http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-top-ten-false-copyright-myths-usa-only
10. We only want the words http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-copyright-myth-10
9. We’re not going to sell the copies http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-copyright-myth-9
8. We don’t have the money to purchase copies http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-copyright-myth-8
7. It’s from our own denominational hymnal http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-copyright-myth-7
6. We’re a church and want to use it in worship http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-copyright-myth-6
5. It’s Fair Use http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-copyright-myth-5
4. It’s for educational purposes http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-copyright-myth-4
3. It’s only a one-time use http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-copyright-myth-3
2. It’s for the Lord’s work http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-copyright-myth-2
1. We have a CCLI (or other) license http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-copyright-myth-1
Basic licensing info http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-music-licensing
Public Domain http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-music-and-public-domain-usa-only
Changing text for inclusive language http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-changing-text-for-inclusive-language-usa-only
Penalties for infringement http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-penalties-for-copyright-infringement-usa-only
When a hymn or song has multiple copyrights http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-when-a-hymn-or-song-has-multiple-copyrights-usa-only
Copying individual pages http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-copying-individual-pages-usa-only
Grand Performance Rights http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-grand-performance-rights-u.s.a.-only
Enlarging copyrighted hymns and music http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/copyright-101-enlarging-hymns-music-usa-only
Mechanical & Synchronization Licenses http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/mechanical-licenses-and-synchronization-licenses
How do I research a music copyright? http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/how-do-i-research-a-music-copyright

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