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Common Uses

Songs and hymnbooks

The majority of worship songs, and many hymns, are subject to copyright protection. Permission must be obtained in writing from the copyright owner or their appointed agent for each work prior to use, whether you are making printed copies, performing the music, or recording it. A fee or royalty may be charged.

In the case of a published collection of hymns or songs, the publisher of the book controls the printed image copyright, but the copyright in the words and music will often be controlled by others, and licensed for publication in that particular collection. So you need to check the printed copyright acknowledgement given with each item.

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