What Are the Fair Use Doctrine and Religious Service Exemption?

September 3, 2015

We tackle the issues of the Religious Service Exemption and the Fair Use doctrine in Chapter 3 of our new eBook “Solve the Puzzle of Copyrights: Six Steps To Learning How To Do Music Right” By Susan Fontaine Godwin. You can download the eBook for FREE here. Here is an excerpt from the eBook:

The Religious Service Exemption of the U.S. Copyright Law (Section 110[3]) is probably the most important part of the law for churches, but it also can be very confusing for church leaders to understand and identify what it covers and what it does not include. Does it include all types of copyrighted works or just a few? What rights are covered in the exemption? Does is exempt churches from getting licenses from copyright owners for any and all activities? These are just a few questions we hear frequently from church leaders. 

 You can read more here from our FREE eBook.

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