Advice on copyright licensing for churches

Friday September 2nd 2016

CCLI_Trademark_Horz_3-Color_RGB_250pxParishes are urged to check they are not breaching copyright and licensing legislation when using music and multimedia in church activities.

CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International) publishes literature and has a website outlining copyright requirements.

These can relate to activities such as printing song or service sheets or projecting song words from a computer; music reproduction of a typeset page or file; photocopying from non-music publications such as study books, children’s games, drama scripts; playing commercial or performing live music on church premises outside of Acts of Worship; and showing videos or DVDs during sermons or for outreach or entertainment.

Visit for further information and details of licenses available to keep churches on the right side of the copyright law.

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