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Setting License Details for Copyright Management
Many older songs
and hymns are in the public domain, and you can use these freely.
But all newer songs will be covered by copyright, and you need the
permission of all of the copyright owners (there may be more than
one owner) in order to use the lyrics for presentation purposes or to
print them on to a song sheet.
directly from the owners is possible, but is usually impractical for
most songs. For this reason, intermediary organisations will sell
you a "license" which allows you to use any of the songs that are
covered by that license. This license will usually require you to
tell the license provider what songs you have used by reporting this to
- see the
section on Managing your activity for
Copyright purposes for more information.
When setting up
SlideGen you need to provide details about such a license,
if you have one. This is so that presentations and song sheets
which are created by SlideGen can display the correct
license information on those songs which are under copyright and are
covered by the license.
Settings" first select what type of license you have - either "CCLI"
(i.e. from Christian Copyright Licensing International) or "Other" for
any other license provider. SlideGen has some specific handling
for CCLI licenses, namely:
- a different Copyright Report layout is used by default, which renames the "Project" category to the "Digital" category as per current CCLI terminology
- various other windows will refer to the "CCLI Song Number" instead of "Copyright Code"
- lyrics that
are covered by CCLI, and contained within External
available for use (e.g. in the Seventh-day
Next enter your
entity name (i.e. the entity that purchased the license, e.g. the name
of your church) in the License Owner field. This will show on
Then set the
details of your
license in the "License Information" field - e.g. your license
number. Your license provider may have some specific wording that
you should use as per your license terms and conditions. This
wording appears on all presentation slides created by SlideGen, and on
all word sheets.
You can also set
start of your Reporting year, if applicable. This is only used if
you select the option "First time used per reporting year" for one of
the three reporting categories when generating a Copyright Report.
The example below
shows the details for a "Church Copyright License" from
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