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Questions tagged [copyright]

The legal right granted to authors and artists to control the use and distribution of their original works

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According to Eastern Orthodoxy, is googling the serial numbers of a software and using cracks a sin?

I was raised in a little bit poor country where it's almost impossible for individuals to make online payments. No PayPal, Credit cards are for national use only and international use is very ...
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Can the King James Bible be extensively quoted in commercial books?

I am writing a book about the New Testament and need to quote the Bible extensively. I know the KJV is in public domain and there shouldn't a problem in quoting it, but does that apply to a book that ...
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Will I get in trouble if I copy the whole KJV into a book? [duplicate]

The goal is to get my hands on a blank/clean version of the KJV that is in the public domain - One that I could copy freely into a text editor without fear of ever having to deal with copyright issues....
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Bible versions quoted in book - need copyright info on each or just the major one? [closed]

For Bible versions quoted in book, do I need copyright info on each or just the major one? For example, in the book we are writing, the NIV is the most quoted. The copyright page has thee following ...
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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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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? we established that most modern translations allow for fair use of a certain amount of Scripture - meaning that ...
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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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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? [closed]

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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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 program code ...