In Canada copyright law is a federal matter governed by the Canadian government; Canadian copyright law is found in The Copyright Act. Copyright law applies to churches! Some particular needs of churches are recognized explicitly in law, but in general the same rules apply to churches as to anyone else. Churches need permission to photocopy, reproduce in bulletins, project onto a screen, show a video clip or movie, record hymns during worship services, etc.
A Copyright Guide for Congregations is available on the United Church of Canada Website: http://www.united-church.ca/local/copyright. In Hamilton Conference copyright questions can be directed to: [email protected] or [email protected].
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