Copyright Information for Faith Formation and Youth Ministries

Copyright Information for Faith Formation and Youth Ministries


Licensing Basics


Licensing the Reading of Children’s Storybooks Online (Live Streaming and Recording)

Any recording or live streaming of the reading and sharing of children’s storybooks requires permission, according to the US copyright law,  from the book’s publisher or author, whichever holds the rights to the book.

During the pandemic, many publishers and authors waived permission fees, some of which are still in effect; however, this does not apply to all publishers and authors, and it is against the law to offer a children’s storybook reading online without appropriate permission. Just visit the publisher’s and/or author’s official website and locate the permissions page.

Websites that keep abreast of literary copyright laws:
Library of Congress 
School Library Journal


Licensing Video and Music


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