Chapter 14. Special copyright arrangements

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A.         Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL)

B.         Jesus and Magdalena films

C.         Other organizations


A. Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL)

1. SIL is the copyright holder of thousands of different products in more than a thousand languages. These include products in areas such as linguistics, literacy, anthropology and training materials as well scripture items.

2. SIL International normally appears as the copyright holder of non-Scripture materials published by SIL. See sil.org/resources/publications.

3. Scripture and scripture-based materials for which SIL holds copyright are always published by another organization and are never published with SIL appearing as the copyright holder. 

4. In order to achieve publication of scripture content for which SIL holds copyright, SIL enters into agreements with publishers (publishing partners). An agreement normally permits the publisher to place its own copyright mark on the published scripture or scripture-based content.

5. Wycliffe Bible Translators serves as one of SIL’s publishing partners. Under this arrangement, scripture and scripture-based materials may be published under the copyright of Wycliffe Bible Translators or one of the organizations that make up Wycliffe Global Alliance.

Example: See ScriptureEarth-Copyright-Page, where Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada Inc is shown to be the copyright holder for all materials on the website.

6. For Wildfire websites, SIL International permits the use of the name Wycliffe Bible Translators as a copyright holder for Scripture content if the local SIL organization and its local partners consider this to be a good choice.

7. While SIL must not be used on Wildfire sites as copyright holder for Scripture content, it is our preference that the name SIL not be listed on the website for any other purpose.

8. On the Contact and Copyright page, in the field This website is sponsored by, enter your (non-SIL) organization.

9. The same is true for the field Unless noted otherwise, copyright for all materials is held by.

10. We do not want your website to mention Kalaam Media. We never want our name and SIL, or any other organization representing “western Christianity”, listed on the same website, with the exception of Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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B. Jesus and Magdalena films

1. The Wildfire website builder system has a built-in interface to access these films. The films appear as though they are on your website, although the content is streaming from another source.

2. Use the special page type Inspirational Films to display either of these films on your website.

3. This complies with our copyright arrangement with the producers of the films.

4. Do not display these films on your website in any other manner.

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C. Other organizations

1. God’s Story

We ask them for permission for each language, so they have a record of where their materials are used. If we need the DVD, we buy it from them.

2. Hope video

We understand the contract arrangements they have with their partner organizations.

3. Genesis video

The copyright holder is the Jesus Film project, but permission and media come via International Media Services at JAARS.

4. Luke video

The copyright holder is the Jesus Film project, but permission and media come via International Media Services at JAARS.

5. Global Recordings (GRN)

They have approved our use of any of their materials. Wildfire has a current set of their files for easy access.

6. Faith Comes by Hearing (FCBH)

The Wildfire website builder system has a built-in interface to access their materials. The materials appear as though they are on your website, although the content is streaming from the FCBH servers.

FCBH files should not be uploaded directly to your website.

7. The Way of Righteousness (TWOR)

They are happy for us to use any of the translations of their materials.

https://rockintl.org/index.php/resources/king-of-glory/10-kog-movie-languages

8. Digital Bible Library (DBL)

A resource library with pre-arranged copyright agreements.

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