Church hymn-books, song books and service sheets, overhead transparencies, computer generated lyrics
Most publishers who hold the copyrights of hymns and worship songs will grant permission to include song words in any of the above formats, subject to a few simple rules:
Copies for Visually Impaired Persons
The Copyright (Visually Impaired Persons) Act 2002 permits suitable copies (for example, Large Print or Braille) to be made for Visually Impaired Persons without infringing copyright, if words and texts are not commercially available in an appropriate accessible format.
Special service sheets - weddings, funerals, etc
Weddings and funerals are special occasions and publishers vary as to whether or not they charge copyright fees. In all circumstances, however, permission must still be obtained.
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