GS 2010 art 141

GS 2010 Article 141 – SCBP: Copyright

1.         Material

SCBP Report to Synod 2010, Section Four, 10.3.III (8.2.j).

2.         Observations

  • 2.1        The SCBP explains that in adherence to copyright law, royalties will need to be paid for the use of four of the hymns proposed, i.e., Augment numbers 1, 7, 8 and 17.
  • 2.2        These royalties amount to approximately $0.125 per printed copy. This will apply also to future reprints of the Book of Praise. At each printing, the committee will ensure that these costs are paid out of the General Fund of the churches.

3.          Considerations

  • 3.1        These royalties need to be paid for each printing the copyrighted hymns used in the Book of Praise.
  • 3.2        The funds should be paid out of the General Fund as this is a matter for the churches in common.

4.          Recommendation

That Synod decide to authorize the SCBP to pay the amounts for copyright as required for the printing of the provisional Book of Praise.