iPhone and iPod Touch Application Copyright Issues

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plethera21
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iPhone and iPod Touch Application Copyright Issues

Postby plethera21 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:45 pm

I'm currently making an iPhone and iPod Touch application and would like to include church scriptures, hymns, magazines, footnotes, and more. From what I've gathered, I can't legally sell or distribute the material due to copyright issues. Is there a way of working with the church to use these material?. Can I make my application free so I'm not "selling" copyrighted work?

Any idea if the church will put out an iTunes application?

Thanks in advance everyone!

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Postby mkmurray » Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:50 pm

dcollier23 wrote:I'm currently making an iPhone and iPod Touch application and would like to include church scriptures, hymns, magazines, footnotes, and more. From what I've gathered, I can't legally sell or distribute the material due to copyright issues. Is there a way of working with the church to use these material?. Can I make my application free so I'm not "selling" copyrighted work?

Any idea if the church will put out an iTunes application?

Thanks in advance everyone!

Here is a post that has some contact information for Church Headquarters about copyright questions:

http://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?p=11095#post11095

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Postby plethera21 » Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:03 pm

mkmurray wrote:Here is a post that has some contact information for Church Headquarters about copyright questions:

http://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?p=11095#post11095

Thanks I'll try contacting them about it.

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Postby russellhltn » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:52 pm

One way I've seen come companies deal with is they sell utilities to download the information from the Church website and convert it for use on the target device. That way they are not selling copies of the copyrighted information, but rather the buyer is doing it for their own personal use.

I'm thinking specifically about MMSWeb as an example of this.

Standard disclaimer - the product mentioned is just an example and not a church endorsement of any kind.

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I hope you are able to get this program approved.

Postby bigal-p40 » Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:10 pm

dcollier23 wrote:I'm currently making an iPhone and iPod Touch application and would like to include church scriptures, hymns, magazines, footnotes, and more. From what I've gathered, I can't legally sell or distribute the material due to copyright issues. Is there a way of working with the church to use these material?. Can I make my application free so I'm not "selling" copyrighted work?

Any idea if the church will put out an iTunes application?

Thanks in advance everyone!


I've had my Ipod Toch for about a week now and like it a lot. I was a Plam user for years and loved the ability to carry MLS informtion around with me and now I don't have that ability. I hate to have to take my ipod touch back and get a Palm OS device just to do this.
Anyway, I will be watching to see if you are able to make any progress (crossing fingers) LOL.
All the best,
Bigal


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