Wordproject is a global outreach that uses the Internet as a means to fulfill the great comission of Jesus Christ laid in the Holy Bible, New Testament, Mark 16:15 - "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospetl to every creature".
We publish the Holy Bible in good faith claiming the right of fair use for non-profit purposes and public benefit.
We acknowledge that the author of the Bible is God - His rights are forever protected. The translations [of most versions found on this site] have been done many years ago, therefore in most cases no longer covered by copyrights. In most countries copyrights last for a limited time. In any case, with all due respect, Bible translations should never be copyrighted as that contravenes the desired of the Author - ["Freely ye have receive, freely give"; "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things". ].
As for the audio narrations, several have been done or sponsored by wordproject. We claim and grant the right to use narrations of the Bible on good and fair use for non-profit purposes, and we assume the narrators have done the work in fulfilment of the great commission of preaching the Gospel to every creature, therefore are happy to see the fruit of their labors in that fulfilment. A narrator that narrates the Holy Bible for any other purpose but the one commissioned by the Author Himself, as clearly stipulated in the works [The Holy Bible], could be found transgressing on the rights of the Author of the works [God Himself].
As translators and narrators ourselves, we have never been given any rights over the materials we translated or narrated, and we could never have claimed them. The Holy Bible, the aim thereof is to be copied and multiplied many times over to satisfy the needs of the people for God's Word, should be free of copyrights and its integrity and free distribution [non commercialization by any means] protected by all Christians, Churches and Bible Societies.
The above summarizes our stand concerning the translation, and narration of the Holy Bible in any language, respecting always the opinions of others and the law, which varies from country to country, therefore making it impossible to conform through this globalized means.
The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it. [Psalms 68:11]
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The HOLY BIBLE
contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the
doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy,
its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are
immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it
to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and
comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler's map, the pilgrim's staff, the
pilot's compass, the soldier's sword, and the Christian's charter. Here
Paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed.