Copyrights 101 – CCS Fact Sheet

Themes: Copyright

In order to establish a solid foundation for copyright compliance, Christian leaders need to have a firm grasp on three basic building blocks:

  1. What is a copyright?
  2. What works can be copyrighted?
  3. What are the rights of copyright owners?

This fact sheet will walk through each of these building blocks, explaining along the way how each impacts the church’s use of copyrighted material.

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CCS is a leading authority on church music copyrights, providing simple music licensing solutions and clear educational resources. CCS is the only Christian company to partner with ASCAP, BMI and SESAC to offer one-stop performance licenses that allow religious organizations to legally play, perform and stream over 17 million songs. They also serve as an advocate for copyright owners, offering full service administration to promote, protect and collect royalties for music. – See more at:

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