Plagiarism, Permissions and Usage
- What if I still have questions?
- Can I make copies of the sermon outlines and transcripts?
- Can I use these illustrations and quotes in my sermons?
- Can I use these illustrations and quotes in articles or papers I write?
- Can I use images from PreachingToday.com in my sermon presentations?
- How do I know what sources to cite in my sermons? How do I give proper credit?
- Can I use any of the content on my church's website?
- Do you have the copyright clearance to post the content on your website? Do I have copyright clearance to include it in my sermons?
- How do you know whether your use of a sermon, illustration, excerpt, story, or quotation is a permissible "fair use"?
- What rights do I have to use videos and video illustrations in church?
- Who do I need to get permission to show movies (even short clips) in church?
Can I use these illustrations and quotes in articles or papers I write?
If the "Used by permission" phrase does not occur in an illustration, then simply check with us by clicking here. If you are writing for publication, you cannot legally use any illustration for which permissions are required by the copyright holder. These illustrations are indicated by the phrase "Used by permission." Since we couldn't publish it legally without permission, it is illegal for anyone else to do so, too. So, when you see "Used by permission" at the bottom of any illustration, contact the original publisher before using it in a publication. For papers that are intended for private, non-commercial, use, please be careful to observe Federal fair-use copyright regulations and also give credit where credit is due. If there is ever any question about permissions, please contact us or the original publisher for permission. For this reason, we attempt to provide as much bibliographic and source information for each illustration or quote as we can. View the PreachingToday.com End User License Agreement for more details. For additional resources on plagiarism, see the skills articles When Do We Cross the Line into Plagiarism, Plagiarism, Schmagiarism and Stolen Goods: Tempted to Plagiarize.