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Frequently asked questions about copyrights

 
Click on the links below for answers to the most frequently asked copyrights and permissions questions.

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What About Copyright
Why does a congregation need to be concerned about copyright matters?

Why Purchase
How will an Augsburg Fortress license assist congregational worship?

Which License
How do I know which license is right for my congregation?

Bible
Is the Bible in the public domain? Do I need to get permission to quote from it?

Making Copies
Since I've already bought the book, can I just make copies of the material in it?

Retype Material
If I retype something, do I need to get permission to make copies of it?

Adapt Material
Is it necessary to obtain permission if I plan to adapt the material?

No Copyright Notice
If there is no copyright notice, does that mean that it is not protected under copyright?

Finding the Copyright Holder
If Augsburg Fortress doesn't control the rights, then who does?

Public Domain Hymns
Is there a list of all the public domain hymns?

Mechanical Licenses
My choir would like to record one of your anthems. How do we get permission?

How does OneLicense compare to Augsburg Fortress licenses?
Augsburg Fortress is participating in OneLicense from GIA. Find out more about what this means for you.

Posting Material Online
Am I allowed to post copyrighted material on the Internet? What are the guidelines?



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