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License Agreement for Bible Texts – New American Standard NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE Copyright (C) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977,1995 by THE LOCKMAN FOUNDATION A Corporation Not for Profit LA HABRA, CA All Rights Reserved http://www.lockman.org
The “NASB,” “NAS,” “New American Standard Bible,” and “New American Standard” trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The Lockman Foundation. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation.
PERMISSION TO QUOTE
The text of the New American Standard Bible(R) may be quoted and/or reprinted up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without express written permission of The Lockman Foundation, providing the verses do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for more than 25% of the total work in which they are quoted. Notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page of the work as follows: “Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE(R), Copyright (C) 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.” When quotations from the NASB(R) text are used in not-for-sale media, such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, transparencies or similar media, the abbreviation (NASB) may be used at the end of the quotation. This permission to quote is limited to material which is wholly manufactured in compliance with the provisions of the copyright laws of the United States of America. The Lockman Foundation may terminate this permission at any time. Quotations and/or reprints in excess of the above limitations, or other permission requests, must be directed to and approved in writing by The Lockman Foundation, PO Box 2279, La Habra, CA 90632-2279 (714)879-3055. http://www.lockman.org
All Scriptures quotations taken from the World English Bible, 1997. A revision of the American Standard Bible, 1901. A Public Domain Book.
The World English Bible (WEB) is a Public Domain (no copyright) Modern English translation of the Holy Bible. That means that you may freely copy it in any form, including electronic and print formats. The World English Bible is based on the American Standard Version of the Holy Bible first published in 1901.
You are free to quote, publish, print, proclaim, memorize, preach, teach, and share the World English Bible as much as you like. There is no royalty charge or any hassles. If you wish to support the work of the World English Bible translation and distribution, as well as Bible distribution work in many other languages, you may do so by supporting the senior editor, but this is not required.
Pexel Photo License
Legal simplicity – all photos and videos on Pexels can be downloaded and used for free.
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Attribution is not required. Giving credit to the photographer or Pexels is not necessary, but always appreciated.
You can modify the photos and videos from Pexels. Be creative and edit them as you like.
Copyright Laws Do Protect Bloggers
Copyright is legal protection of a created work, also called intellectual property (IP). For bloggers, that means your blog posts are protected as well as other content you create for your blog — like ebooks, music, videos, software, podcasts, and photos — provided that you’re the creator of it.
Once a piece of IP is produced in its final form (for bloggers, this means hitting the “Publish” button) its author automatically receives protection under US copyright laws. The protection is instantaneous with publication and no official copyright registration is necessary to claim your ownership of the content. In fact, you don’t even need the little circled-C symbol © to indicate your ownership.
Can Bloggers Protect Their IP Without Registering? Yes. Although you’re automatically protected, it doesn’t hurt to put in place various reminders to that effect on your blog. Here are some practical steps you can take to remind others that your work is protected:
- Include the copyright symbol © on each page of your site, along with your name and date.
- Create a special page about your reposting policies. You don’t need legalese – just clearly state what you’ll tolerate and what you won’t with regard to reposting your content.
- Sign up for a Creative Commons license.
- Configure your RSS feed so that it only shows summaries of your posts.
- Use Google alerts, searches, or a plagiarism site to notify you of plagiarized content.
- Add watermarks to your visual content indicating your name and website.
What Is “Fair Use?” “Fair use” is a term bloggers should learn since it affects both their own blog content and content belonging to others which they might wish to use. Fair use means that it’s okay to use someone else’s work for the purposes of criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, or research, as long as it’s validated after consideration of the four factors below. The four factors relating to fair use are described in detail on the US copyright’s website, but here’s a quick rundown:
What you’re using the content for — Fair use takes into account commercial or nonprofit use and whether you’re adding something new to the original IP.
The nature of the content — Using someone else’s content creatively can violate fair use more often than using it for factual work (like reviews).
How much content you’re using — Using large quantities of someone else’s work within your own content can impact fair use more than small amounts.
How your use impacts the value of the original work — If your use of the content displaces sales of the original work, you’ll run afoul of fair use.
Keep in mind that fair use also applies to your own content that others may criticize, comment, or report on.
The Golden Rule – the golden rule applies when considering using someone else’s work on your blog; treat their work as you would have your own work treated.
From Blogger’s Guide to Copyright by Natalie Mootz https://blogging.com/copyright-dmca/#:~:text=Copyright%20is%20legal%20protection%20of,re%20the%20creator%20of%20it.
Intellectual Property Rights
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- publishing any Website material in any other media without written permission from the author;
- selling, sublicensing and/or otherwise commercializing any Website material;
- publicly performing and/or showing any Website material;
- using this Website in any way that is or may be damaging to this Website;
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Strength with Dignity blog and website is a Christian entity committed to excellence, integrity, and your privacy. This Policy is provided to inform you of the ways SWD uses information on www.StrengthWithDignity.com (“Website”). This Policy does not apply to any website “linked” to this Website, and SWD is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of other websites.
Re-Posting Policy – Get Written Permission from the Author
Best Practices for Syndicating Content:
- Don’t repost the entire article. // Leave this new audience something to be desired, back on your website. Post the first few paragraphs of the article on a syndicated page and link back to your original post to direct traffic your way.
- Don’t repost immediately. // Give Google some time to crawl your original post and recognize it as the first source. We recommend waiting at least a week before syndicating your content on a third-party site.
- Link back to the original article. // Google itself stated, “It is helpful to ensure that each site on which your content is syndicated includes a link back to your original article” to alert the search engine which is the original.