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Christian Copyright Solutions Releases VIDEOready License for Christian Camps and Youth Ministries

Contact: Chris Lydle, Christian Copyright Solutions, 877-947-9687, chris@copyrightsolver.com  

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 11 /Christian Newswire/ -- It's the perfect gift for youth groups and campers--visual images capturing the colors, sights, sounds and images of their life-changing trips and events. User-friendly technology makes it easy for student and camp leaders to film and produce highlight videos, and mixing the hottest Christian music with images just sweetens the memories. But is it LEGAL?

Many Christian leaders are unaware it is illegal to "lift" songs from their favorite artists (whether from a CD or MP3 download) to score highlight scenes without prior permission and licensing from owners of the songs and recordings.

To provide an easy and legal solution for church and camp leaders, Christian Copyright Solutions (CCS) announces the launch of VideoReady License (http://copyrightsolver.com/VideoReadyLicense.aspx), an internet on-demand license, providing immediate online authorization for hundreds of today's most popular Christian songs.

In collaboration with major Christian music publishers and record labels, the VideoReady License features pre-approved licensing for a selection of song tracks (including both song and sound recording) by top Christian artists--like Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Kari Jobe, Lincoln Brewster, Hillsong and Third Day.

"I know Christian camp staffs and leaders want to do the right thing," explains Susan Fontaine Godwin, CCS CVO/Founder. "They want to model a good example for youth regarding upholding the laws of the land (1 Tim. 5:18). They often don't, however, due to lack of knowledge, confusion or the complexities in getting copyright clearances."

According to the U.S. Copyright Law, prior permission to reproduce music must be obtained from the owner of the song and the sound recording, which are two separate copyrights and often controlled by at least two different parties. The VideoReady License now makes legal authorization simple, easy and immediate.

"Music Services applauds Christian Copyright Solutions for their new program, VIDEOready License," states Don Cason, Music Services Vice President.  "This program provides legitimate permission for the use of many popular Christian recordings for uses on camp and event video projects.  It's a wonderful turn-key solution to secure the proper licenses for some of the top songs used in these projects.  Congratulations, CCS."

"We try so hard to do the right thing, but it's been so difficult to do that with our videos," says Sarah Augustston of Covenant Harbor Bible Camp. "I am so grateful that God placed this idea in the minds of others, so that all camps may be able to honor the copyright issues."

CCS (www.copyrightsolver.com) offers online administration, consultation and education services to a client base which includes Saddleback Church, Pine Cove Christian Camps, Willow Creek Church, Bellevue Baptist Church. In addition to the VideoReady License, CCS features the following services and licenses:

PermissionsPlus - online copyright administration digitally manages every detail of permissions/licensing from start to finish.

WorshipCast License -- legally webcast more than 16 million songs

PerformMusic License -- one-stop church performance license from ASCAP, BMI & SESAC

For more information, visit www.copyrightsolver.com, call 877-947-9687 or email chris@copyrightsolver.com.