Webinar Videos

7 Secrets to Understanding Fair Use and Religious Service Exemption

March 9, 2016

The U.S. Copyright Law has only a few exemptions, and the Religious Service Exemption (RSE) is vital for church and ministries. You’ll learn what is and is not included in the exemption, as well as what is covered under Fair Use. We will explore 7 secrets to understanding how Fair use and the RSE apply to your ministry activities.

7 Common Mistakes with Easter Program Copyright Licensing

February 17, 2016

Learn about seven of the most common copyright mistakes made by Church leaders when planning for Easter Programs.

The 12 Risks of Christmas

December 2, 2015

If you’re in the midst of final touches for your church’s special Christmas events, it’s really too late to get most individual copyright clearances, but there are still several ways you can minimize the risk of copyright infringements.

Unmasking Scary Copyright Myths

October 28, 2015

What exactly is a myth? Webster defines it as “an idea or story that is believed by many people but that is not true.” And there are a lot of different ideas about what churches can and cannot do with copyrights without getting permission.

How to Evaluate Your Level of Copyright Compliance

August 21, 2015

Before the fall frenzy of church activities hits you like a tsunami, take 45 minutes and discover how you’re doing with copyright compliance. When you watch this webinar you’ll come away with a clear PLAN on how to avoid copyright infringement risks and learn how to:
Review use of copyrights in programs
Identify infringement risks on your website
Discover what blanket licenses you need
Take an online “Copyright Report Card”
Create church copyright policy and procedures
Establish team unity with honoring copyrights
Understand “Copyright Basic 101”

Churches in the Business of Creativity

April 30, 2015

Should churches get into the business of creativity? Many churches today are starting music publishing and record labels. You will learn about “who owns the song” when a staff member writes music at a church, and what’s involved with a work-made-for-hire.

Copyright Planning and Budgeting

April 19, 2015

Church leaders excel at planning activities, programs and events, but often times copyright clearances are not included in their plans. You’ll learn how to plan and budget for copyright licensing by implementing policies and procedures.

The “Why” Behind Honoring Copyrights.

April 16, 2015

You’ll learn about five reasons it’s important for churches to honor copyrighted works, including avoiding legal risks, understanding scriptural guidelines and supporting songwriters.

The Beauty of Blanket License

April 3, 2015

Churches and ministries are blessed to have multiple blanket licenses available for pre-cleared permission to use copyrighted material. You’ll learn how to maximize the use of blanket licenses for the easiest, most affordable and comprehensive coverage.

Religious Service Exemption, other exemptions and Fair Use Webinar 1

March 20, 2015

The U.S. Copyright Law has only a few exemptions, and the Religious Service Exemption is vital for church and ministries. You’ll learn what is and is not included in the exemption, as well as what is covered under Fair Use.

Copyrights 101 – Webinar

March 4, 2015

You’ll learn three important building blocks to help you become copyright compliant:
1) What is a copyright
2) What can be copyrighted
3) Exclusive rights of copyright owners.

5 Secrets To Copyright Planning

January 20, 2015

If you’re like most church leaders, you want to make sure your staff and volunteers are honoring copyrights and avoiding the risks of copyright infringement. The New Year is a great time to put policies and procedures in place to insure that your music activities are covered, but SOMEHOW it’s way too easy to let other priorities crowd out things like music licensing.

In this webinar, we identify 5 SECRETS you can implement to to avoid copyright infringement. We also outline a clear PLAN to help you establish policies for copyright compliance.

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Unlocking the Religious Service Exemption Webinar

November 20, 2014

Are you confused about the Religious Service Exemption of the US Copyright Law and how it impacts your church or ministry? There aren’t many exceptions or exemptions to the Copyright Law, but churches can really benefit from the religious service exemption (RSE) if they fully understand it, especially as you’re preparing for holiday programs.

We have 30 years of experience helping church leaders navigate copyright issues, and we often hear a ton of questions about the exemption. We know how overwhelming it can all be, so we’ve decided to invite you to join us for 30-45 minutes with the COPYRIGHT COACH with an exclusive FREE webinar on Tuesday, November 18. Susan Fontaine Godwin will be your personal Copyright Coach, and she has consulted and worked with churches like Prestonwood Baptist, Saddleback, Gateway and Woodside Bible to name a few.

The exemption is vital for churches, but it also can be very confusing for church leaders to understand and identify what it covers and what it does not include. There is a lot of misinformation or myths when it comes to the RSE, so we’ll break it down in simple terms and address common questions. we want you to be ready and prepared. We’ll also take an in-depth look at how you can make the most of church blanket licenses.