Copyright and fair usage
Have questions about what licenses you need to cover copyrighted material that your church is using while live streaming your worship services and events? Take a look at this video, produced by United Methodist Communications, to get some of your questions answered. Learn how to make sure your church is covered!
If you live stream, podcast, video or audio record, you will need to pay attention to copyright— especially for music. The common misuderstanding is that you already have a license, however, permission does not apply to live stream, recorded, or broadcast worship. If you do not get permission or a license, your stream or storage provider will block you. The simple solution is to stream or record the sermon only. If you are looking for licensing, the top three copyright licensing vendors are: CCLI, CCS, or OneLicense.