Copyright Policy

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under the U.S. copyright law. To be effective under the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement on any Group Publishing, Inc. Internet site must be a written communication provided to the copyright agent for Group Publishing, Inc. that includes substantially the following information:

1) A physical or electronic signature of the owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

2) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.

3) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material, including the URL of the page on which the material resides.

4) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party: the address, telephone number, and e-mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.

5) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

6) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please note that we suggest you consult your legal advisor before filing a claim. There can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.


YouTube Copyright Policy

YouTube's process of protecting copyrighted material is standardized across all industries and genres of videos and does not discriminate on the type or use of video, music, or image. In leveraging this process, Group is not able to create exceptions, nor are we able to reach out to organizations or individuals directly and ask them to remove content owned by Group. It is an automated process managed and executed by YouTube. It is not our intent to single out or target individuals; but to protect our content, its creators, and our end-users.

We understand the desire to share our content with participants and volunteers of a ministry program or outreach but must comply with governing laws and contractual agreements. To facilitate a centralized and compliant method of sharing Group's content, we have launched the Lifetree Kids Channel on YouTube that features new and existing content. Individuals and ministry organizations can share the channel link listed below with their volunteers, participants, and fans. The channel can also be found on YouTube by searching "Lifetree Kids."


The copyright agent for Group Publishing, Inc. for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its internet site is Kerri Loesche. You may reach her as follows:

Kerri Loesche, Finance
Group Publishing, Inc., 1515 Cascade Avenue, Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: (970) 669-3836/Fax: (970) 292-4374
E-mail: permissions@group.com

Note: Inquiries sent to the copyright agent that are not relevant to this procedure will receive no response. If you need a response, set your filter and/or spam blocker to accept mail from @group.com


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