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Copyright Law

The United States Supreme Court ruled that publishers cannot place the contents of magazines and other periodicals in online electronic databases and on CD-ROMs without obtaining the permission of writers.

Key point 9-05.07. The Copyright Act gives copyright owners the following exclusive rights-reproduction, adaptation, distribution, performance, and display. Anyone who violates one or more of these exclusive rights commits copyright infringement.
Key point 9-05.08. Copyright infringement occurs when one violates any one or more of the exclusive rights of a copyright owner.

Copyright Law

* The United States Supreme Court ruled that publishers cannot place the contents of magazines and other periodicals in online electronic databases and on CD-ROMs without obtaining the permission of writers whose articles were included in those periodicals. This case will be relevant to all ministers and lay church workers who contribute articles for publication in magazines and journals. It also will be relevant to religious organizations that publish periodicals containing articles from freelance ...

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Richard R. Hammar is an attorney, CPA and author specializing in legal and tax issues for churches and clergy.

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  • March 3, 2003

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