[sword-devel] Re: [bt-devel] http://www.bibleserver.com plugin?

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 00:52:15 MST 2005

Just out of curiosity, how are sites like
biblegateway.com <http://biblegateway.com> able to provide access to 
copyrighted texts? Do they all have agreements with the publishers? Do they 
get away with not providing more than 500 verses at one time? And what, 
exactly, would be the (legal) ramifications of providing a method whereby a 
user could select a reference and tell a Sword front-end to retrieve that 
reference from a web-page, in a manner similar to the way in which the 
Mozilla Firefox extention works to allow a user to enter a passage and it 
redirects the browser to bible.gospelcom or biblegateway or whatever site? 
Would that be a breach of copyright laws?


On 9/14/05, Joachim Ansorg <nospam+bt-devel at joachim-ansorg.de> wrote:
> Hi Thilo,
> thank you for your eMail and your suggestion.
> > I've used Bibletime in past, but there are problems with
> > copyright for common german bible translations.
> > There for I would like to ask, if it is possible to write
> > a Bibletime plugin for http://www.bibleserver.com?
> >
> > This of course will require an online connection, but
> > this way we could work around the copyright prob.
> I don't know if this would solve the problem. I'm not sure if this would 
> be
> even legal.
> Anyway, we wan't to collaborate with the publishers and don't want to be
> working against them.
> For example, we got permission to offer the "Hoffnung für Alle" for an 
> unlock
> fee. As soon as the next windows software version has been released, we 
> can
> work on that one again.
> Let me know what you think,
> Joachim
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