Open, Shut. Case Closed.
Congress shall make NO law- FIRST AMENDMENT, UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
respecting an establishment of religion,
prohibiting the free exercisethereof;
or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press;
or the right of the people peaceably to assemble...
Bona-fide Free-Exercise claims, by their very nature, nullify copyright claims.
This is not controversial legal theory.
This is clearly and unmistakably stated in the very copyright act itself:
FIRST AMENDMENT APPLICATION- United States Code, Title 17 - Copyrights, § 102
This title [the United States Copyright Act]to the United States Constitution.
does NOT authorize any governmental entity
to take any action or enforce restrictions
prohibited by the First Amendment