Churches and copyright

September 17th, 2008

I was doing some research for an Ethics assignment that addressed the issue of churches and copyright recently. In the process I came across some information on the Australian Copyright Council website that deals specifically with copyright and churches.

I thought I would pass on the link as increasingly churches are using movies, soundtracks and other presentations in their church services which might be subject to copyright.

Just for interest sake copyright covers:

  • literary works;
  • dramatic works;
  • musical works;
  • artistic works;
  • films (the moving images and soundtracks);
  • sound recordings;
  • broadcasts (the skill, effort and cost in assembling, preparing and transmitting programmes); and
  • published editions (the layout, typesetting and format of published works).

The attached link is to the website page that deals with churches. It has information about copyright, training courses available and a number of free brochures that address various issues.

If you are interested you can click here