The Bible Movie App is a transformative use of literally thousands of movie titles. There are hundreds of stock footage clips, public domain pieces, “orphan works” as well as clips from movies you might recognise. Our team have gone to great lengths to contact the producer (or last known owner) of each and every clip in the Bible Movie App and have a range of licence agreements and “permissions to use”. This however will not stop some asking the question “isn’t this infringing copyright?” for a more comprehensive answer to that question see the legal section (link).
As an educational organisation creating an organisational product we are required by law to place a copyright notice on the product. So as far as this production is concerned it is copyright. You are allowed to use it to teach your students, to show to a class or a church group and do not require any permission from us as this is why it was created….to use the Bible to teach English and teach those for whom English is a second language and the hearing impared.
The technical copyright notice is as follows:
Pursuant to Part VA of the Copyright Act 1968 (the Act). The material noted in this communication may be subject to copyright under the Act. Any further copying or communication of this material by you may be the subject of copyright or performers protection under the Act.
“Audiovisual Copyright Licence Administrators Phoenix Blue Productions Pty Ltd lodges this notice in compliance with the Copyright Act Part 5(b) – Division 6 Reproducing by educational (and other) institutions and Reproduction and Communications assisting those with Print Disability.
Phoenix Blue Productions Pty Ltd provides dual-language applications and applications with multi-language translations as English teaching tools for those where English is not the first language”, The contents of all material available on this App, websit of links to Bible Movie App Content, are copyrighted by Phoenix Blue Productions Pty Ltd (unless otherwise indicated).
Copyright is not claimed as to any part of any original work, but the derivative use or “transformed use” of the items, clips, movies and products posted. All rights are reserved by Phoenix Blue Productions Pty Ltd (“PB”). Content may not be reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of “PB”, or as indicated below.
Purchasers of “The Bible Movie” App may broadcast these files for personal or academic or educational use, consistent with the mission and purpose of “PB” (as codified in its governing documents).
However, no part of such content may be otherwise or subsequently reproduced, downloaded, disseminated, published, or transferred, in any form or by any means, except with the prior written permission of and with express attribution to “PB”.
Copyright infringement is a violation of federal law subject to criminal and civil penalties. This website/App has been produced and communicated to you by or on behalf of Phoenix Blue Productions Pty Ltd
Copyright Infringement Allegations
While we take serious note of any alleged infringement of your (or any other) material that may have been included in this production. We invite you to contact to resolve the use of any illegal use promptly.
Due to the large number of false, misleading and fraudulent DMCA notices we must insist upon the following process:
Phoenix Blue Pty Ltd requires any alleged copyright holders to prove that they own the copyright to every piece of material they intend to claim or infringe in their DMCA notice.
Phoenix Blue Pty Ltd has stringent copyright verification procedures in place that part of their company policy and available upon request.
Phoenix Blue Productions Pty Ltd requires its Content ID applicants to undergo a stringent process to verify their claim (as the content creator also has to do to defend it).
Content ID claimants will be required to prove they have a registered copyright in every piece of content they submit to the Content ID system. As this is either:
1) a “fair use”
2) a “parody” of the work,
3) Work for which there is a vaild licence held by the producer or
4) Clips which contain both copyrighted and public domain / royalty free content,
5) A “Transformative Use” of the original content.
Only once proven material is shown to have failed to meet the “Fair Use” and “Parody” tests may it be left out of the system. This notice specifically addresses the number of false “positives” and cases where public domain material or content licensed to third parties is mistakenly or fraudulently flagged by Content ID. In cases where copyright claimants have purchased, inherited or merged with original content creators they are required to prove by way of company declaration that they are the copyright rights holders and that no contradiction exists with any other third party over the copyright ownership.
If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify our copyright agent, as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information when providing notice of the claimed copyright infringement:
1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed
2. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of the infringing activity and that is to be removed
3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address
4. A statement that the complaining party “in good faith believes that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law”
5. A statement that the “information in the notification is accurate”, and “under penalty of perjury, the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed”
Attn: DMCA Copyright Office
Cc: Phoenix Blue Productions Pty Ltd
WE CAUTION YOU THAT UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO HEAVY CIVIL PENALTIES. THESE INCLUDE MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES INCURRED BY US, BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER, OR BY ANY COPYRIGHT OWNER’S LICENSEE THAT IS INJURED AS A RESULT OF OUR RELYING UPON YOUR MISREPRESENTATION. YOU MAY ALSO BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY.
This information should not be construed as a legal defense, for further details on the information required for valid DMCA notifications, see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3).