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How can I fairly use copyrighted bible translations in an app? [closed]

This question establishes that most copyrighted translations have a fair use clause allowing for up to 500 verses to be used. This question further clarifies that the 500 word limit is "reset" each ...
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What major translations of the Bible are in the Public Domain?

Quoting Biblical text is technically a dicey proposition. While the original manuscripts are obviously public domain, not every translation is. Indeed, the NIV even posts the following copyright ...
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Is there any biblical support for copyright law?

There are people and organisations that state that copyright is wrong, and that copyright law should be deprecated. I think the same way but as a Christian I want to be sure that such thought is not ...
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Does Deuteronomy 17:18 prevent bible translation copyright

Many modern bible translations are published with copyright claims. However published in the work is not only permission but a command to make a copy. This can be found in. Deuteronomy 17:18 And ...
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Can I project more than 500 verses of Scripture over the course of a year? Or, an entire book of the Bible? [closed]

In this question What major translations of the Bible are in the Public Domain and therefore not subject to Copyright? we established that most modern translations allow for fair use of a certain ...
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Is the King James Version Bible in the Public Domain [duplicate]

I am writing a memoir and want to use some quotes from the King James Version Bible. Will this be considered Public Domain because of the age. Thank you
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Is breaking copyright law a sin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are Christians bound to the laws of their country? Making illegal copies of films, music, books and games Downloading and seeding torrents Using someone else's ...