Copyright Status of Works

Brandon Staggs

Administrator
Staff member
#1
If you are working on building a module for SwordSearcher that you might want to share, please be mindful of copyright. You should only share modules that contain public domain material, or material for which you have obtained permission to share.

Here is a helpful chart that you can use to determine the public domain status of a work:

http://copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm

It is updated annually.

I have attached the PDF of the chart as of Jan 2016 in case the web site is unreachable.
 

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Eric

Beta Tester
#2
That's a good resource, Brandon. Thanks. It's a shame it's so complicated, but at least if one has to find out, he can at try to work his way through that chart.
 
#3
Thank you for being specific about copyright. I would love to share what I have copied for my own personal use, but I KNOW it is copyrighted. I have access to it through a website that did not author it. So the website must have some agreement with the author of the Study Bible I use.

My question: Should I contact the AUTHOR or the WEBSITE from which I gained access to this work?
 

Brandon Staggs

Administrator
Staff member
#4
My question: Should I contact the AUTHOR or the WEBSITE from which I gained access to this work?
That would depend on who has the right to grant permissions. It's complicated, an no general rule can be applied.
 
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