The Copyright Tools You Need in 2022

January 11, 2022

There is something exciting about a new year – new possibilities, new experiences, new challenges, and new things to learn. Given the past two years, we know it can also be a little nerve-wracking! But the church community has shown resilience, creativity, and determination amid many challenges. 

We passionately believe that knowledge is power, and our goal is to help educate the church on copyright issues and provide simple licensing solutions. What better time than the new year? So, as you set your sights on church planning for 2022, we’ve got some great free resources to help your church learn and grow.  

Church Copyright Toolkit 

We designed a “toolkit” of sorts to help churches get copyright compliant and stay copyright compliant, no matter what type of copyrighted works are used regularly. In this guide, you’ll find a breakdown of the types of copyrighted works protected under United States law, the types of licenses your church likely needs, and how to make sure your church is compliant. Why is copyright compliance important? Of course, the number one reason copyright compliance is important is that it’s the right thing to do. Not only does it uphold the law, but it honors the people who create songs, recordings, videos, and other copyrighted works. Practically, though, as church leaders, it protects your church or ministry from financial consequences that can result from violating copyright law. 

Click here to download your Church Copyright Toolkit instantly!  

CCS Learning Center 

An essential part of our mission is to provide education to the Christian community. So, we didn’t just stop at one fact sheet. We have a learning center where you can find out more about the following: 

Copyrights 101 

The Difference Between CCS & CCLI 

Why Your Church Needs Performance Licensing 

Seven Myths of the Religious Service Exemption 

Just click here and download them all! They work great individually or as part of a copyright training program for your staff and volunteers. 

Church and ministry leaders excel at planning activities, programs, and events, but copyright clearances are often not included in plans. Honoring copyrights and avoiding the risks of infringement takes intention, planning, and preparation. CCS’s blanket performance licensing can help reduce the time spent obtaining permissions, freeing you to focus on your congregation and community. Please let us know how we can help! 

If you have any questions about what types of licensing your church may need, simply e-mail us or call 855-576-5837.  

About Christian Copyright Solutions: CCS’s quest is to help churches and Christian ministries “do music right.”  CCS is an expert on church music copyrights and our primary focus is providing licensing and clear educational resources to churches. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Youtube. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel.  

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