|Q. ||How do I know if I need to get permission…? |
…if I want to use something from an Gospel Publishing House periodical?
All use Gospel Publishing House magazines and periodicals (text, photographs, graphics, etc.) require permission from the publisher.
Please be advised that when articles or photographs are credited to a source other than that particular periodical/magazine (such as AP Photo) it is most likely that the credit source is the copyright holder and would need to be contacted directly for permission to use.
Usage Policy: Gospel Publishing House periodicals purchase exclusive one-time rights from our authors. Therefore we are unable to allow the articles that appear in our publications to appear elsewhere on the internet other than the official Website of Gospel Publishing House and its subsidiaries.
Web Usage Policy: We purchase exclusive one-time rights from our authors. We do not allow our articles to appear elsewhere on the Internet other then the official Website of Gospel Publishing House and its subsidiaries. However, Church websites may use up to 300 words from a publication as long as clear copyright information is included and a link to the AGHealthyChurch.com site is included. Exceptions to this policy include daily devotionals and gospel tracts which may not be reproduced on a website.
…if I want to use something from a daily devotional or gospel tract?
Gospel Publishing House does not permit daily devotionals and gospel tracts to be reproduced on a website.
…if I want to use something from a book published by Gospel Publishing House?
Permission is not required if you are quoting/reproducing less than 300 words from any Gospel Publishing House publication for a one-time use in ministry, educational, or personal use. You may photocopy text only up to 25 copies.
If your request falls within these guidelines please include the following statement: “Taken from (name of book) by (author) Copyright © (date) by (copyright holder). Used with permission from Gospel Publishing House.
All other inquiries require a written or electronically submitted request.
Or please include in a written request:
Name, Church/Organization, Address, Email Address, and an explanation of usage including: Name of book, number of words including page number and paragraphs, purpose of request, number of copies to be made, etc.
Gospel Publishing House
Rights and Permissions
1445 North Boonville Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65802-1894
|Q. ||What items am I allowed to use the Faith Case logo, MEGA Sports Camp logo, etc. on? |
Acceptable legal uses for logos and products owned by Gospel Publishing House are:
|Q. ||Can I just call and get verbal permission over the phone? |
No. For legal purposes Gospel Publishing House will only accept electronic or written requests and will reply to your request in writing.
|Q. ||How long will it take until I get a response to my request? |
Please allow Gospel Publishing House 2-4 weeks to respond to your request.
|Q. ||Why do I even need to get permission? |
Once an idea has been produced in any tangible form, the owner of the work has the sole right to copy the work, or to allow others to copy it. The term “copyright” is the protection given to the person who has created such a work. The main goal of copyright registration is to encourage the creation of new intellectual and artistic works, and therefore it is important that the copyright laws be respected.