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Covid–19: Copyright and online worship

Streamed services have been widely used as a result of the pandemic lockdown and will continue to play a role in making worship widely available in future. The guide provided below provides answers to some frequently asked questions:

  • What is streaming?
  • What are the most important overall priorities to consider for online worship?
  • What is copyright?
  • How can a parish organise a simple service without needing to seek copyright permission?
  • How can we use a performance of music as part of an online service?
  • What safeguarding guidelines should be followed for child musicians?
  • What licences will we need?
  • What about music from CDs or the internet?
  • How do I place an online service on a church website?

For all guidance resources for online content, please click here.

If you have a query about any aspect of this guidance, please contact the Church of Ireland Press Office at press@ireland.anglican.org