The reproduction (i.e. printing, copying or handwriting) of songs in bulletins, song sheets, songbooks, transparencies, slides and similar forms intended for one-time or recurrent usage; and the creation and reproduction of custom musical arrangements of songs (for instruments and/or voices exclusively for use in church worship services and only where no published version is available).
Church Alpha reproduces a song in print form for the weekly bulletin. 200 copies of the bulletin are printed. The person reporting should enter one (1) for the original print copy, not 200 for the number of copies made and distributed. Also, three unique custom arrangements of a song were made for, and distributed among, Church Alpha's string, brass and percussion sections, totaling ten members. The person reporting should enter three (3) for the number of unique arrangements made, not ten for the number of copies distributed.
Report one (1) copy activity each time a song is reproduced in bulletin, song sheet, songbook, transparency, slide or similar forms, or a custom arrangement is made. Do not enter the number of copies made.
The saving of songs in digital format into, and the retrieval of songs in digital format from, computer software; and the sharing of songs in digital format among authorized church recipients (e.g. worship team members).
- Saving song lyrics into a Word document.
- Saving song lyrics into a PowerPoint presentation or Worship Planning Software.
- Saving chord sheets, lead sheets, etc. into Worship Planning Software.
- Retrieving a song lyric file from PowerPoint for purpose of projection.
- Providing access to a song lyric file on a weekly service plan in Worship Planning Software.
- Providing access to files for a chord sheet, lead sheet, etc. on a weekly service plan in Worship Planning Software.
- Emailing a song file to worship team members.
Church Alpha saves a particular song in digital format into both PowerPoint and its worship planning software. The church enters two (2) reproductions for each file saving activity. Additionally, the church retrieves a song in digital format from PowerPoint for purposes of projection. This action constitutes another (1) reportable reproduction event. Further, the sending of a song in digital format to worship team members constitutes another (1) reportable event, regardless of the number of recipients. A total of four (4) reproduction activities are reported in this scenario. Note: any subsequent reproduction of a digital file into physical form (e.g. print) is a separate and distinct reportable event under the Print category.
Report one (1) copy activity each time a song is stored into or retrieved from computer software; and each time a digital file is shared with worship team members.
The recording of live worship services containing copyright protected songs in audio and/or video format (including congregational singing, anthems, choirs, offertories, handbell music, keyboard arrangements, orchestrations and vocal/instrumental performances). Note: pre-recorded “trax” cannot be recorded or copied in any manner. Each unique song in a musical or medley is to be reported (e.g. a Christmas musical is recorded onto videotape, each unique song in the musical is to be reported).
Note: Audio and video recordings represent two separate forms of reproduction. If a song is recorded in both formats, please report a reproduction activity of one (1) for each type.
Church Alpha records its worship service during which five songs are sung. Forty recordings are duplicated and distributed. One (1) reproduction should be reported for each song.
Report one (1) copy activity each time a song is recorded. Do not report the number of recordings made and distributed.
The translation of a song’s lyrics from the original published version into a preferred language, exclusively for use in church worship services and only where no published version is available.
Church Alpha translates the lyrics of a song originally published in the English language into Danish (a permitted activity because a Danish version of the song is not available).
Report one (1) copy activity pertaining to the creation of the translation.