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Weekly Lessons, created and written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, give you a basic legal overview of essential topics based on staff or volunteer positions within a church.

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Denominational Websites - Part 2

Introduction

This lesson continues our discussion of denominational websites. You can review the Executive Summary to obtain the key points or read the Weekly Lesson for a more thorough presentation of this topic. Start by completing the following interactive quiz to test your knowledge.

A denominational agency operates a website on the Internet. The website frequently contains the text of articles that denominational leaders find interesting and photos of world events from major news sources. The website also contains several photos taken of adults and children at camps and other activities sponsored by the denomination. No permission is ever sought for the use of such materials. What legal risks, if any, is the agency exposed to as a result of these activities?

Weekly Exercise

Click on the correct answer for each of the following questions.

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Executive Summary

Many denominations maintain websites to promote their ministries and services, and to provide information to members. Denominational leaders should understand that there are several legal issues that are raised by websites. This lesson is the second in a series of lessons addressing some of the legal issues that should be considered whenever a denomination is operating a website, or considering doing so.

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