Killing The Cancer of Worship Licensing

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How your ministry music & media team can easily ward off attacks by commercial money-grubbers digging their greedy fingers into your bona-fide, nonprofit worship activities. And how you can help support bona-fide creators of worship music.

CHAPTERSPublished Min.
1 Copying Is Not Theft (fun song video)
2Goals Of This Amicus Brief
3 All You Have To Do To Use Copyrighted Materials In Worship
4 Open, Shut. Case Closed.
5Save The Baby
6 Attorney Letter Protecting Your Church From Nazis
7Short Lawyer Letter Protecting your Ministry
8List Of Church Defenses Against A Copyright Claim
9Supreme Court Tests Related To Worship Copyright Freedom
10The RFRA Beats Any Worship-Licensing Challenge
11Provident Music Executive Introduces Us To Worship Copyright Licensing
12The Future State Asst. Attorney General And I Debate Worship Licensing
13I Become Part Of A Leading 1st Amendment Law Team
14Manhattan Music Ministries Just Says No To Worship Copyright Licensing4.44.4
15 The U.S. Copyright Act Specifically Allows Religious Use Of Copyrighted Works1014.4
16The Laws Of God Trump The Laws Of Man1.816.2
17 Your Church Is Not Required To Pay CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing)3.419.6
18Does The Bible Command Churches To Pay Copyright Licenses For Copies Used In Worship?1.421
19Is Copying Music In Preparation For Worship A Crime?2.923.9
20No 'Law' Can EVER Make Worship Subject To Licensing3.127
21Is My Church Going To Get Sued Over Worship Music?2.929.9
22Priority In Settling Conflicts Of Law433.9
23The Burden Of Proof Is On The Licensing Salesman2.336.2
24Community Bible Study Does Not Require CCLi Licenses2.638.8
25 Licenses Destroy Rights4.343.1
26Does Using Copyrighted Music In Worship Violate U.S. Law?1.844.9
27Attendance Based Pricing = Worship Licensing1.346.2
28Church 'Fair Use' Goes WAY beyond School 'Fair Use'8.654.8
29Church Licensing Is CopyWrong: It Relies On Void, Vague Reasoning2.457.2
30Music Rehearsal Display Copies are Also Copyright-Free1.558.7
31Preparing For Worship IS Worship1.360
32Churches ARE In Some Ways Above The Law0.660.6
33What To Do With A Church Copyright Licensing Letter1.962.5
34When Your Church Should Consider Paying A Licensing Fee For Music2.364.8
35The Cost Of A Copyright Lawsuit Also Prevents A Church From Being Sued2.667.4
36Failed Lawsuits Against Churches for Alleged copyright violations370.4
37Church Music Copying Legal Scenarios4.875.2
38Government Must Leave Religion As It Finds It1.376.5
39More Q & A About CCLi And Other Copyright Collection Agencies8.585
40A Brief History of Church Music Licensing3.988.9
41Copyright Is Part Of A Secular Humanist Religion1.690.5
42Outside Of Religious Activity, A Church Is Similar To A Nonprofit Organization2.192.6
43How Can A Religious Publisher Survive The Internet Age?2.394.9
44How To Really Help A Scripture-Songwriter2.497.3
45A Sample Letter To Your Favorite Writers1.999.2
46Why Popularity Algorithms Fail To Reward Spiritual & Artistic Merit2.5101.7
47The Copyright Act Never Intended To Inhibit Worship1.1102.8
48Just Being A Minister Doesn't Make You Above The Law1.2104
49The Historicity Principle Of First Amendment Primacy13.6117.6
50Are The Licensing-Pushers Intentionally Lying To Churches?1.6119.2
51The 2-Prong Test Applied To Worship Music Copying6.5125.7
52If Government can't punish worship copying, what can it punish?3.7129.4
53It Is Not American To Worship The State1.3130.7
54Faith = Actions = Conduct = Free Exercise5.6136.3
55Deciding Which Worship Copies Are Illegal Would Hamstring Government3.8140.1
56A Good Judge Will Dismiss A Church Copyright Lawsuit1.6141.7
57The Purpose Of The Copyright Act1142.7
58So Can Anybody Just Copy Anything And Call It Religion?1.2143.9
59Precedents For Asserting A Free Exercise Claim vs. A Licensing Demand15158.9
60The Establishment & Free Exercise Clauses Are HOLINESS Laws3.5162.4
61Inside Of Worship, Intent Is The Law1.8164.2
62Copyright Cannot Trump Ancient Ecclesiastical Custom1.1165.3
63The 'Theft' Analogy Is A Red Herring2.6167.9
64Will You Help Me Sue A Church?1.5169.4
65A Sensible Church Copyright Policy2171.4
66You don't need a license to record your service2.4173.8
67Termination Of License Letter1.3175.1
68The Poppy Flower Church Garden Analogy1.9177
69State Sovereign Immunity Is A Mirror Of A Minister's Immunity1.3178.3
70Don't Buy Your Ministry A License From CVLI!3.1181.4
71Broadcasting Videos Including Copyrighted Works Is Not Necessarily Illegal1.4182.8
72If You Sue Over Worship Copyrights, You Pay ALL the Attorney's Fees1.1183.9
73If Your Church Does Infringe, The Law Allows For Leniency3186.9
74The CCLi we'd like to see1.2188.1
75Can I Post Copyrighted Bible Studies Online?3191.1
76Are You Trying To Destroy CCLi?0.7191.8
77The U.S. Supreme Court Says Religion Comes First!8.7200.5
78 Bye, Bye, CCLI1.5202
79Alternate Business Models For The Ex-Worship-Licensor1.9203.9
80Throw That Ad In The Trash!0.1204
81Just Because You Receive Money Does Not Make Your Ministry Commercial1.1205.1
82Churches: Ignore BMI, ASCAP, And Everyone Like Them2.3207.4
83Stop The Copyright Nazi's3.6211
84Further Reading1.7212.7
85 Copyright Nazi's Can't Count! (Math Video)0.2212.9
86notes: The Establishment Clause As A Structural Limit On Government Power10.4223.3
87notes: Copyright Exemptions for NonProfit Performances4.3227.6
88Other Maxims Of Law Relating To Worship Copying Freedom9.4237
89No Law Can Block You From Harmlessly Exercising Your Unfettered Rights5.4242.4
90You Can Share Out-Of-Print Works2.8245.2
92All Our Content Is Free of Charge, Royalty-Free, No License Needed
93Questions About Copyright & The Kingdom Of Heaven
94Share Our Music, like Amanda Palmer's Music
96Copyright Is A State-Created Privilege, Not A Fundamental Right
97Can we make a nonprofit product incorporating your music?
98If we like one of your tracks what do we need to do to secure use of it for our product?
99Do you allow copying?
100If we like one of your tracks what do we need to do to secure use of it?
101Common Sense - This Is A Web Page, Not Legal Advice