Word of Life Licence

The Australian Catholic University purchases two licences from Word of Life International.

Word of Life International was established in 1990 to act as an agent to collect copyright fees from churches, schools, and other religious organizations in the South Pacific basin through copyright permission licensing fees. They provide copyright licences and facilitate the availability and use of quality religious music to enrich worship services. They licence over 1100+ publishers including some of the most popular hymns used today and yesterday.

Word of Life 1700

This licence enables the ACU to reproduce words and melody line only for congregational use including all forms of liturgical celebrations, either as special events or regularly planned worship. Types of reproduction would include booklets, overhead transparencies and projection for example.

The licence fee is calculated by the average weekly attendance across all our campuses.

Word of Life 1700 Obligations

  • The phrase “Used with permission, Word of Life International Licence number 1700” must be shown at the bottom of the reproduced work
  • Above the song lyric, on the reproduction the song title must be shown at the top left, composer and copyright owner must be shown to the top right of song title.
  • No alterations to music or text are permitted without prior permission from the copyright owner of the work.
  • Copies can only be made from originally published work. The ACU must own at least one original published edition of the work.
  • The ACU agrees to provide the details of the works copied during each licence period listed on the Statistical Survey Form.
  • Upon termination, all copies made under the licence must be destroyed.

Word of Life 5294

This licence allows the ACU to reproduce sheet music for musicians and choirs, i.e. full score music, guitar chords, choral harmonies etc. The copies made under this licence are not to be projected or printed in any way or form for congregational use.

OCP, GIA Publications and Willow Publishing are excluded from this licence, originals must be purchased.

The licence fee is calculated by the average weekly attendance across all our campuses.

Word of Life 5294 Obligations

  • The phrase “Used with permission, Word of Life International Licence number 5294” must be shown at the bottom of the reproduced work
  • The full title, composer's and publisher's name must appear with each song
  • Neither the music nor words are permitted to be altered in any way without permission.
  • Copies can only be made from only originally published works. The ACU must own at least 2 original published editions of the work.
  • The ACU agrees to provide the details of the works copied during each licence period listed on the Statistical Survey Form.

Statistical Survey Form

In July of each year, as ACU renews its licences, it must report using the statistical survey form, all music that has been copied in the previous 12 months (July to June) for each licence.

Title

Composer

Publisher

P for Photocopy

T for Transcription

Pages Copied

Number of Copies Made







The report should be sent through to the Copyright Manager by the end of the second week of July each year.

An excel version of the form can also be obtained from the Copyright manager or if you have any questions about the use of the Word of Life licences you can contact the Copyright manager:

Email: copyright.officer@acu.edu.au
Telephone: (02) 6209 1237

Page last updated: 03 Feb 2017

Short url: http://library.acu.edu.au/1145088