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Permissions

We appreciate your desire to replicate Lifetree/Group material! Please read the following guidelines for using content from our sources.

BOOKS

Group and Lifetree may not own the rights to all of the content (text and/or art) used in books or some articles. Each item will need to be researched by us. If the book is out of print, your request may need to be forwarded to the copyright holder. We cannot give out author information without permission from the author.  To request a form, please email permissions@group.com.

You CAN use, without written permission:

  • brief quotations (under 50 words)
  • up to 10% of a book or leader guide ONE time
  • items that have an “OK to copy” icon and/or permission to copy line

Note: Please always source your excerpt using these guidelines:

Example when reprinting material from a book:

  • for author-owned copyrights:
    • Excerpted from Ministry to Families With Teenagers. Copyright © 1988 Dub Ambrose and Walt Mueller. Reprinted by permission of Group Publishing, Inc., 1515 Cascade Ave., Loveland, CO 80538. Reprinted by permission.
  • for Lifetree or Group-owned copyrights:
    • Excerpted [or Adapted] #from Quick Crowdbreakers and Games for Youth Groups. Copyright © 1988 Group Publishing, Inc., 1515 Cascade Ave., Loveland, CO 80538. Reprinted by permission.

Book FAQs

I purchased a downloadable book. How many copies may I make?

Unless stated specifically on the online product page, you may not make additional copies of these resources without written permission.

Can I post any of this material on my website or blog?

You may not post any book content (outside of the above guidelines) on your website unless you have written permission and a password-protected site. Please contact permissions@group.com for more information.

If your request falls outside this list, please scroll down to the corresponding section for frequently asked questions and email permissions@group.com to request a permissions form. When we receive your form, we will research your request and respond within five (5) business days, depending on the number of requests ahead of yours and if the contact person is currently in the office. Incomplete forms will result in a delayed response.

(Please note: If you are unable to use the "Submit" button on the permission form, you may scan your form to permissions@group.com; or fax your form to 970-292-4374. Thank you!)

Reposting Articles From Lifetree Content

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the blog’s authors and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to the author and Lifetree with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Learn how to repost with style and grace from our blogger friend Adam Mclane here.

For questions or permissions for blog reposts, please contact info@mylifetree.com.

MEDIA (Music & Video)

Lifetree/Group does not own the rights to all of the material used in our products. You may need to acquire additional licensing from the copyright holders of such music or videos before we can complete your request (the copyright holder is listed in the copyright line of the song; and there may be more than one).

Churches, schools, or organizations who have purchased a Group VBS Starter Kit have our permission to use songs specifically marked as “copyright Group Publishing” in presentations to your church or organization to promote or review your VBS, within the same year as this dated material.

To request a form please email permissions@group.com.

Media FAQs

I purchased a song/video download. How many copies may I make?

You may not make copies of our media downloads without written permission. The terms of use allow the person making the purchase to download the item to five (5) different electronic devices (i.e. one CD backup; two computers—home and/or work; MP3 player) as backup copies.

I found your music on a YouTube video and want to use it. Do I have to ask for permission to use the music from that video?

Yes, you need to request permission for any use outside of YouTube. Please be aware that music and/or videos posted on YouTube are not considered in the “public domain.” Music and/or videos may have been used or posted without permission from the copyright holder(s).

Our church/organization has a small budget. Can I copy the song/lyrics to give out to the children/band members?

Many churches and organizations have limited budgets and numerous uses for our material. It would not be fair for one organization to purchase the necessary items while another obtains it for free, for anything currently available for sale. Please contact permissions@group.com to inquire about any special circumstances or needs.

What does the CCLI license allow my church to do?

CCLI license allows you to use song lyrics within a church setting (in bulletins, onscreen, or in class).

What are the types of licensing I might be requesting?

  • Mechanical—allows duplicating music to a CD
  • Master use—use of our version of a song or video
  • Video synchronization—allows duplicating music or video footage to a DVD or  the Web
  • Transparency print—allows making a PowerPoint or transparency print of song lyrics or sheet music
  • Print—allows copying print lyrics or sheet music in a songbook or bulletin
  • Web—allows posting a song or video on a password-protected site in streaming format only
  • Other—this would include requests to obtain song lyrics, public performance, or broadcast music or video via radio or TV

Copyright Notice

Copyright © Lifetree and Group Publishing, Inc.

Unauthorized use or duplication without express written permission from content/article authors and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to author(s) and Lifetree, with appropriate and specific link direction to the original content. To view permission guidelines or request a form, visit MyLifetree.com/permissions.

Fellow bloggers! If you’d like to repost something from the Lifetree articles, please follow these steps on how to repost with style and grace from our blogger friend Adam McLane here.

Copyright Policy

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under the U.S. copyright law. To be effective under the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement on any Lifetree  and/or Group Publishing, Inc. website must be a written communication provided to the copyright agent for Group Publishing, Inc. that includes substantially the following information:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material, including the URL of the page on which the material resides.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party: the address, telephone number, and email address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Please note that we suggest you consult your legal advisor before filing a claim. There can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.

The copyright agent for Lifetree/Group Publishing, Inc. for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its Internet site is Kerri Loesche. You may reach her as follows:

Kerri Loesche, Finance
Lifetree/Group Publishing, Inc.,
1515 Cascade Avenue, Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: (970) 669-3836/Fax: (970) 669-3269
E-mail: kloesche@group.com

Note: Inquiries sent to the copyright agent that are not relevant to this procedure will receive no response. If you need a response, set your filter and/or spam blocker to accept mail from @group.com.

Blog Posts

Copyright © 2016 Lifetree

Unauthorized use or duplication without express written permission from article authors and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to author(s) and Lifetree, with appropriate and specific link direction to the original content. To view permission guidelines or request a form, visit MyLifetree.com/permissions.

Fellow bloggers! If you’d like to repost something from the Lifetree, please follow these steps on how to repost with style and grace from our blogger friend Adam McLane here.

Group may not own the rights to all of the content (text and/or art) used in books or some articles. Each item will need to be researched by us. If the material is out of print, your request may need to be forwarded to the copyright holder. We cannot give out author information without permission from the author. To request a permission form, please email permissions@mylifetree.com.

 You CAN use, without permission:

  • brief quotations (up to 50 words)
  • Up to 10% of a book or leader guide ONE time
  • Items that have an “OK to copy” icon and/or permission to copy line

I purchased a downloadable book. How many copies may I make?

Unless stated specifically on the online product page, you may not make additional copies of these resources without written permission.

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