Licensing for ChurchBells
Before going any further, if you
want to sing along with Christmas Carols on bells,
please see this exciting new program! (It uses derivative works I made of the bell recordings).
When I put together the licensing for ChurchBells I
to keep from setting any
precedent that would allow some trickly lawyer to pick at and unravel my rights
like a sweater. Now I've had time to reflect upon what helps and what doesn't,
I can be more specific about a few things.
It is now possible to have groups sing along with
It is now possible to play the music outside during December.
Streaming Internet Radio may be considered to be Radio Airplay.
Please see below for the details.
The license agreement associated with the
Music is explicit about what is
allowed and what is not allowed. I am hereby granting additional, specific permissions.
For this document, the term "The Music" applies to the Harmonious Bells CD and
to the Harmonious Bells wave files packaged by InspiredCode with ChurchBells.
These are the only exceptions to the ChurchBells Licensing agreement:
1) I grant permission for a group to sing
with the Harmonious Bells CD, in a
manually operated Karaoke session. It is still not allowed for there to be any
automated performance except as already specifically allowed by the ChurchBells
license agreement. Those who are present must be told where to get the music.
It will suffice to mention: "The Harmonious Bells music from InspiredCode.net",
or else this poster can be mounted within plain sight of all attending.
2) I grant permission for an outdoor speaker
play the music during the month of
December. Such playing must either be manually operated or under control of the
InspiredCode ChurchBells program. It is not allowable for any automatic playing
other than by the InspiredCode ChurchBells program. There should be a mention
of InspiredCode.net that is visible to all who attend. It can be decoratively rendered,
but should be clearly legible. The poster mentioned above would suffice.
3) It is allowable for outdoor speakers to
music that is accessed through a public
radio station broadcast, where all other terms of the ChurchBells license pertaining
to such are still in effect. The public radio station must mention InspiredCode.net
within the time specified in the agreement. The station must also feature a majority
of non bells music. Although one would think this to be common sense for public
radio broadcasts, it is being spelled out here clearly.
4) For the purpose of this ammendment, Public
Radio Stations are considered
to be an example of Public Radio Stations, provided that they are streaming and
excercise due dilligence to prevent any receiver from capturing and preserving any
record of the broadcast. I am NOT granting any permission for anyone receiving this
music via any kind of radio broadcast to record such.
Please email me regarding any concerns you may have.
You can find my email web form on the main web page.