Last updated 25th July 2019
Copyright is an intellectual property protection which affects the use of liturgy, music, images and other resources or text in worship, online (via PCs smartphones or tablets) and in print.
This page of our diocesan website has links to advice for working within the law.
The Christian Copyright Licensing Agency (CCLI) has produced these helpful factsheets to help you find the licence you need for your church:
For enquiries about music and performing rights and other copyright information concerning the use of music, videos, photographs, etc, contact Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI)
Post: FREEPOST CCLI Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01323 436100
Please be aware that copyright could apply to material you may feature in your parish magazines or websites. If in doubt, please check the copyright position of material you are planning to use as using the intellectual property of someone else without permission could a costly and embarrassing mistake.
There are various organisations that monitor usage of images as well as text and music use so make sure you are on the right side of the law.
Visit this diocesan page (on the Diocese of London website) for more information about how and when to be aware of copyright, as well as useful additional links to further information.
February 2018, updated July 2019