If a book is out of print, is it okay to make copies?

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Although a song book may be out of print, the songs contained in the book may still be under copyright protection. Choral or arrangement music would need permission from the copyright owners of any copyrighted material contained in the book in order to make any copies.

With the Copyright License®,  the musical score may be copied from a congregational song book as long as:

  1. The song is copyrighted by one of our authorized publishers.
  2. The copy is being used to assist the congregation.

For details, please click here.

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