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I was able to find this section of the fair use policy for Zondervan/HarperCollins/Thomas Nelson that explicitly excludes apps from the policy: The Fair Use Guidelines do not apply to Phone Applications, other New Media Platforms (websites, etc.) or Gift Products.


While I agree with all that you should ask a lawyer, my understanding is that it is first about distribution, long before it is about display. In order to have a program that displays a Bible translation, you must distribute the Bible translation with the program. Thus, simply distributing the content by way of a database is a violation, technically, even ...


This is a legal issue and you should address it to the Bible translation editors for their legal department to consider. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't be surprised if they already have guidelines drawn up for this scenario and are ready to answer you if you ask them.

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