[sword-devel] Spanish Bible Module: Reina-Valera 1960

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Sat May 5 22:36:52 MST 2007

Gregory Kedrovsky wrote:
> I understand that there is concern over the issue of copyright
> infringement, but I wonder if we could take into consideration that
> the Reina-Valera 1960 is already available for free download in eSword
> format.
> http://www.ebenezer.hn/Tools.htm

That isn't an official e-Sword page and I would be surprised if they are 
distributing those translations legally. It's certainly possible, I 
suppose, but they've got a lot of recent, copyrighted translations from 
a significant number of different publishers.

In any case, since they translations are copyrighted, we would need 
permission from the publisher (ABS in the case of the 1960 RV).

> The copyright on the RV60 states: "The text of the Reina-Valera 1960
> version (RVR1960) appearing on or deriving from this or any other web
> page is for personal use only."
> http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/index.php?action=getVersionInfo&vid=60#copy

But the next sentence prohibits quoting more than 500 verses.

> If the user has a purchased copy of the RV60 text, he may also (for
> personal use only) make an electronic copy of that text for use on his
> computer. This, I believe, is the understanding that goes along with
> the eSword module mentioned above.

Owning a print copy of a text doesn't entitle anyone to any additional 
copies, print, electronic, audio, or otherwise. Besides that, CrossWire 
still wouldn't have permission to distribute copies.

> Is anyone working on a RV60 module for the Sword Project? If not,
> would anyone like to?

I have a copy of the 1960 RV, as well as the 1930 RV and the DHH, all in 
OSIS format. Assuming we could get permission, we could have modules 
ready for release almost immediately.


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