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Brentwood, TN, United States, 2013/08/23 - Christian Copyright Solutions (CCS) is excited to announce the launch of the new and free interactive online Copyright Compliance Report Card - AGroup.com.
The Report Card is a quick and fun way for churches to “test” their knowledge and practices about copyright compliance.
The Report Card “quiz” takes only about five minutes and features twelve simple-toanswer questions that will help churches identify how they may properly and legally use music within the current US copyright law.
One of the biggest misconceptions about copyright compliance and coverage is that most churches do not believe they perform music outside the regular service and therefore do not need a performance music license. CCS estimates that as many as 300,000 churches in the United States do not have performance music licenses, and do not, therefore, possess adequate legal protection when it comes to music performance licensing.
Through the interactive online report card, users will find explanations, information and practical solutions that they may quickly incorporate into their copyright compliance policies.
“When I visit churches and teach about copyright issues, pastors and leaders often say they feel overwhelmed and confused. It's just hard for them to know where to begin,” explains Susan Fontaine Godwin, CCS founder and CVO. “They want to find out if they’re making the grade with copyrights.”
“The Copyright Compliance Report Card is for entertainment purposes only, but along the way you’ll find some very useful information and practical ideas on how to become more compliant. When you’re done, you’ll get a grade and a summary report on specific categories to give you an idea of where you can find licensing solutions or consider making policy changes.”
Church and worship leaders may access the free integrated online report card by the webiste.
About Christian Copyright Solutions
In addition to the PERFORMmusic License, CCS offers the WORSHIPcast License, which allows churches to legally stream their performances online. This license covers all client performances, including worship services and outside events. CCS is the only
CCS is the only Christian copyright licensing company to partner with the music industry’s three Performance Rights Organizations ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. This allows the CCS PERFORMmusic and WORSHIPcast Licenses to deliver the legal right to play, perform and stream over 17 million Christian and secular songs of all genres.
CCS also offers PERMISSIONSplus, a service that assists clients in securing the individual copyright licenses they need and paying royalties for any project not covered by a blanket license.
Through their INDIEadmin Service, CCS also assists copyright owners in the registration, administration and management of their copyrighted material.