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

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Sun May 6 05:46:38 MST 2007

I have seen an email, earlier this year, that indicates that Lockman  
Foundation is favorable for use to distribute two Spanish Bibles:

LBLA (La biblia de las Américas)
NBLH (Nueva Biblia de los Hispanos)

We need to follow up on this.

In His Service,

On May 6, 2007, at 1:36 AM, Chris Little wrote:

> 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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