Say the words “Copyright Licensing” and many church leaders change the subject and look for the nearest exit! Churches want to honor copyrights, but it can be a very intimidating, scary prospect, and it’s tough to even know where to begin.
Sadly, I’ve heard that many churches just don’t play or perform music outside their worship service because they’re afraid of the liabilities and risks. Their fear and lack of knowledge may be hindering their creativity in church activities.
Part of the problem is that US Copyright Law can be very complicated, confusing and overwhelming, and knowing how to get proper licensing may seem daunting. When I consult with churches and visit their ministries onsite, pastors often ask me, “How are we doing? What kind of grade would you give us on copyright compliance?”
As a result, we have developed a simple, interactive test that helps you discover your score. It’s designed to be a fun game that also provides some great information. Now you can use our online Copyright Compliance Report Card and find out how your church is doing in the privacy of your own office or home. It takes only 10 minutes to answer 12 questions, and it’s all confidential and secure.
Easy to Understand Report
You’ll get a FREE report with your score, letter grade, and a detailed breakdown by category for a big picture view of how your ministry areas are performing. We don’t provide any legal advice, and it’s always wise to seek legal counsel specific to your church’s activities. You’ll discover where your trouble spots may be and discover some direction for licensing solutions and policy changes. AND you’ll sleep better having an idea of the steps you need to take to minimize risks of copyright liabilities.
We guarantee you’ll get solid information about your copyright issues in just 10 minutes, or we’ll give you a FREE personal 20-minute consultation ($50 Value). Take the Copyright Report Card TODAY and reduce your risk of copyright infringement.
CCS’s Founder and CVO, Susan Fontaine Godwin is an educator and long-time member of the Christian arts community with 30 years of experience in the Christian media industry, church copyright administration and copyright management. Susan is an author and speaker and frequently writes for several Christian magazines and online publications. She serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Mobile.
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, as well as representation, administration and advocacy for copyright owners. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only, and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel.