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I wrote to you a while back with a question about copying a
I wrote to you a while back with a question about copying a song in an old hymnal to be used in our Sunday Services. The issue was about a song that although the hymnal was out of print, it was renewe… read more
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I have designed an adult coloring book based on hymns. The majority of these hymns are in the public domain, however, a few are not. There is no music, lyrics or any other mention of the hymn in the d… read more
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I am putting together a booke of old gosple hymns many are
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Regarding arranging music written by someone else, what are
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Can our church record Hymns, and use the recording as a
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I am in our church choir and sometimes we need extra copies
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In the past I remember the legal discussion on media copyrights. Albums, LP's and 8 track tapes were being transfered to the new medium, Cassette tapes. You can take a song from this album and a song … read more
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