Copyright is important for all congregations to consider, from using video clips in services, movies as part of classes, music in podcasts posted online. This is a complex issue. We recommend the following links:
- UUA Worship Web Copyright Page - www.uua.org/worship/143066.shtml
- This article by Dr. Jerome K. Miller on Video and Movie use in congregations from the United Methodists - http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=1&http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=1&;mid=7299
CCLI has joined with Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) to form Christian Video Licensing International (CVLI), providing the Church Video License for churches and other ministry organizations who show videos and DVDs in a public setting. The Family Values Producer Package covers videos and movies focused on religious and family-based themes. The Total Producer Package also covers many big-name studios like Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers, Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone, Paramount, and Fox.
Your church may need to purchase a license. To learn more about church licenses, visit Church Video License at www.ccli.com Click on What We Are and Church Video License