DISCUSSION
Permissions


PERMISSIONS

We appreciate your desire to replicate Group material!

You CAN use, without written permission,

  •      -Brief quotations (under 50 words)
  •      -Up to 10% of a book or leader guide ONE time
  •      -Items that have an “OK to copy” icon and/or permission to copy line
  •      -Clip art and logos to promote a program at your church

If your request falls outside this list, please scroll down to the corresponding section to review the frequently-asked questions. Group may not own the rights to all of the content (text, music, photos and/or art) used in our products. We will need to research your request and will try to respond as soon as possible, depending on the number of requests ahead of yours and if the contact person is currently in the office. Incomplete forms will result in a delayed response.
To request a form, please email permissions@group.com


MEDIA (Music & Video)

Outside of current program permissions, Group will only issue licensing for:

  •      -New recordings (creating your own version of Group-owned tracks), or 
  •      -Non-commercial requests over 100 copies 


CURRICULUM

FAQs

Our church has a small budget, and multiple teachers. May I copy what I need to give out for lesson prep?

Most churches have limited budgets and numerous teachers. Group’s policy is not to grant permission for anything that is currently available for sale. It would not be fair for one church to purchase the necessary items while another tries to obtain it for free. Please contact a customer service representative to discuss any special circumstances or needs.

I purchased a downloadable manual. How many copies can I make?

Unless stated specifically on the online product page, downloadable teacher/leader guides are intended for use by one leader per lesson unless marked otherwise. Downloadable student books include permission to print up to 10 copies to accommodate fluctuating class attendance. You may not make additional copies of these resources without obtaining written permission.


BOOKS (Adult/Pastor, Children, Youth)

If the book is out of print, your request may need to be forwarded to the copyright holder. We cannot give out author information without permission from the author.

FAQs

I purchased a downloadable book. How many copies may I make?

Unless stated specifically on the online product page, you may not make additional copies of these resources without written permission.

Can I post any of this material on our website for our staff to access?

You may not post any book content on your website unless you have written permission and a password-protected site.

 

VBS

We are no longer granting permission for VBS material outside of the permissions granted within the program. You can find this information listed throughout each program; or for this year’s current programs, you can find the listed items on the Clip Art & Resources CD-ROM.

We will not grant permission for past VBS programs. Please check sites such as Concordia Publishing House or Christianbook.com for copies of this material; or utilize social media to network with other VBS directors.

Thank you!

 

WOMEN’S RESOURCES

FAQs

Our church has a small budget. May I copy what I need to give out to participants?

Most churches have limited budgets. It would not be fair for one church to purchase the necessary items while another tries to obtain it for free, for any products currently available for sale. Please contact a customer service representative to discuss any special circumstances or needs.

May I post any of this material on our website for our participants to access?

You may not post any content online unless you have a password-protected site; the product purchased specifically says you may in the licensing or in the product; or if you have obtained written permission.

 

MAGAZINES

If the content does not belong to us, your request may need to be forwarded to the copyright holder. We cannot give out this information without permission.

FAQs

May I post any of this material on our website for our staff to access?

You may not post any content online unless you have a password-protected site; the product purchased specifically says you may in the licensing or in the product; or if you have obtained written permission.

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