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There are many copyright questions and issues every church must deal with on a regular basis when using video, music and other media. We hope the links here will help you find any information/answers you may need.

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LEARN MORE ABOUT COPYRIGHT LICENSE

How can we livestream worship legally? – Ask The UMC  https://www.umc.org/en/content/ask-the-umc-how-can-we-livestream-worship-legally

Copyright Guidelines for Churches  -  GCFA
https://www.gcfa.org/media/1366/copyright_compliance_for_local_chuches_2015.pdf

IS A CCLI LICENSE ALL MY CHURCH NEEDS TO BE COPYRIGHT COMPLIANT?
https://www.renewingworshipnc.org/copyright-licenses/

6 Myths About Copyrights That Put Your Church at Risk
https://christiancopyrightsolutions.com/blog/6-myths-about-copyrights-that-put-your-church-at-risk/

Video Licensing for Churches – Great Plains United Methodist Conference
https://www.greatplainsumc.org/videolicensingforchurches

Can we put YouTube videos on our church’s website?
Just because a video clip is posted on Youtube doesn't mean it's copyright-legal. While you can find a clip from just about any movie or TV show on YouTube, almost none of those clips are legal. If you put those videos on your website, you are guilty of copyright infringement.

Showing YouTube Videos in Church -CCLI  https://us.ccli.com/ccli-news/showing-youtube-videos-in-church/

CVLI Video Licensing – Showing Videos at Church . . . Get Legal
http://rockingodshouse.com/cvli-video-licensing-showing-videos-at-church-get-legal/index.html
 

Resources for license

CCLI Music   https://us.ccli.com/

CCLI Video/Streaming   https://us.ccli.com/streaming/

CCS Christian Copyright Solutions   https://christiancopyrightsolutions.com/

CCS PerformMusic Facilities License  https://christiancopyrightsolutions.com/performmusic/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwraqHBhDsARIsAKuGZeFYj9HTdmnGU_SL5oWlng7jWrC6tbMYQnqZS-5zrtLMMqx4s_qlgGEaAmd_EALw_wcB

CCS WorshipCast Streaming License   https://christiancopyrightsolutions.com/worshipcast/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwraqHBhDsARIsAKuGZeFz0U1idTJpsYNbFHEELprucw6x3mUOEdl48PZOdM1-be43QhFxo5kaAvKZEALw_wcB

One License   https://www.onelicense.net/

CVLI Church Video License   https://us.cvli.com/
 

To learn more search terms like:

Church license to use video clips from movies or youtube
Copyright license for churches
Copyright license for streaming church service
Copyright license for posting church videos online
 

Additional Resources

Share Faith – Church Graphics and Worship Media    https://www.sharefaith.com/

The Skit Guys – Videos & more to enhance your worship service   https://skitguys.com/

Royalty Free Music – The 11 Best Royalty-Free Music Sites for Churches   https://prochurchtools.com/royalty-free-music-for-churches/

Click here to download a pdf copy of LEARN MORE ABOUT COPYRIGHT LICENSE


Creative Commons
Wiki guide on the legal issues you need to know before starting a podcast, including an introduction on how to break in a podcast of your own.

Creative Commons License
Learn how to legally share work by understanding what the Creative Commons license is and how you can participate.

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