Concerns About Copyright

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Music for worship, like any other music, is copyrighted material and must be used with the proper consent of the composer and text-writer. This article answers many of the questions concerning the copyright law.

Those of us who are concerned about the function and use of music in the life of a church need a basic understanding of the copyright if we are to do our job properly. The responsibility for the selection of hymns, anthems, and the other music used in public worship goes beyond that...


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