[sword-devel] conversion of to sword module

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 6 07:35:34 MST 2008

On Apr 6, 2008, at 9:59 AM, Manfred Bergmann wrote:

> Am 06.04.2008 um 15:07 schrieb peter:
>> peter wrote:
>>> martin wrote:
>>>> Would anyone be so kind and convert for me my bible into sword
>>>> file? I
>>>> have it in txt,or  in imp, and cannot convert it. I do not know
>>>> where is
>>>> mistake. I will send you my bible, and than you can send me a sword
>>>> module. Thank you
>>>> martin
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>>> I can try and do so. Send me the imp file please zipped up.
>> And, yes, Barry is obviously right. I would not want to get involved
>> unless you either own the copyright, have been given permission or  
>> the
>> copyright is run out.
> Does copyright matter if he uses the module privately?
> But of course for you, who would convert it, it would matter.

I'm not a lawyer, so take this merely as an opinion.

In the U.S. it is often a question of "fair use" and/or a  
publication's statement of allowable usage. Fair use is a legal  
matter, not one of personal opinion, but it is not well defined. For  
example, the NASB allows for quotation up to a certain number of  
verses not to encompass an entire book of the Bible. I have seen usage  
statements that don't allow for copying in any form (e.g. electronic  
storage; transmission) without prior permission of the publisher.

Some countries don't have the same copyright laws as other countries.  
So that enters into it too.

I have not heard of anyone being challenged for personal use of what  
wouldn't be allowed otherwise.

As for CrossWire, we seek to work with copyright owners for permission  
to distribute their works. Honoring copyright claims has been helpful.

In Him,

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