The provided information and resources do not serve as legal advice or a substitution for legal counsel.
Brigham Young University also provided us an online tutorial that will teach you about the rights of copyright holders and legal exemptions such as fair use. The tutorial includes a short instructional film followed by a series of interactive scenarios.
Departments and organizations are encouraged to complete this tutorial as part of their training. The tutorial can be completed in approximately 30 minutes.
BYU Copyright Decision Trail
Request Permission to Use Church-owned Content
Many Church materials (photos, artwork, scriptures, quotes, videos, music, etc.) may be used for university devotionals, speeches, and forums but require requesting permission from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The approximate time frame for the Church to complete reviewing a submitted request is within 45 days.
Church Music on Public Domain:
Request Permission from Copyright Owner
To request permission to use copyrighted content from the copyright owner, a legal document called a release should be filled out so that BYU–Hawaii has a record of permission being granted. First, the copyright owner must be identified. Next, they can fill out the application form. The requesting department should then store the digital signed forms and keep them for future reference.
These forms are set up so that common users receive the signed forms. If you or your department would like to use and receive the results of these forms, contact Leilani Guerrero.