Streaming church services: an (updated) guide to copyright and religion


Back in 2013, we posted a piece on copyright which was triggered by a news story about a congregation that had published a poem on its website and had then received a demand from the publisher for £7,000 in compensation for breach of copyright: it finally settled the claim for £1,500. Since then, life has moved on as the use of social media has become ever more widespread and activities such as live-streaming, in its infancy seven years ago, have become commonplace. The coronavirus pandemic has brought a new focus to copyright issues, as churches and other organizations seek to expand the streaming of services. Continue reading