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

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Sun May 6 18:26:50 MST 2007

Actually, we already have permission to distribute the LBLA, though that 
may be contingent on our also having the NASB available. The HBLH didn't 
exist at the time we got permission for the LBLA, to my knowledge.


DM Smith wrote:
> 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,
> 	DM
> 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.
> _______________________________________________
> sword-devel mailing list: sword-devel at crosswire.org
> http://www.crosswire.org/mailman/listinfo/sword-devel
> Instructions to unsubscribe/change your settings at above page

More information about the sword-devel mailing list