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Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/18/2016 12:20:16


Bactrian Emperor
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If not, I'm claiming that ASAP. All the royalty money.
Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/18/2016 12:24:19


Cata Cauda 
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As far as I know copyright expires after 70 years.
So technically the bible is public domain.
Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/18/2016 12:27:08


(((Tabby Juggernaut)))
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^^Some newer translations such as AENT (https://www.aent.org/) are copyrighted. KJV etc are public domain.

Edited 9/18/2016 12:27:40
Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/18/2016 12:29:45


Fan the Apostle
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Depends on the version. And if you consider God as the ultimate creator who asked 40 people to write his book, and I suppose its true it's still copyrighted. But I don't know
Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/18/2016 12:46:20


Bane 
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My fan fiction depends on the answer
Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/18/2016 12:55:47


[FEL] The Prince of Felidia
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New point: How are people flashing around Bibles sent to jail?
Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/18/2016 15:46:34


TeamGuns 
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The bible is not copyrighted. Copyright laws didnt exist thousands of years ago, and even if they did, the rights would've expired by now.

And you can't copyright a book you did not write; and you're probably not the first to think about copyrighting the Bible.
Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/18/2016 16:01:20


Fan the Apostle
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You can plagiarise any verse of the Bible because with originates from 2000BC-95AD. if we take the Bible as a compilation made by 40 people, then add the copyright period as the lifetime of the author(s)+70 years. Since books were made at different times, they would get expired in different eras.

Ok, so let's take the last book, Revelation and see the creator's death age (John the Apostle, 100AD) and add the 70 years I mentioned. So all the books of the Bible were open for plagiarism since 170AD
Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/18/2016 16:18:32


[REGL] Pooh 
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If you made a derivative work, like a new translation, you would be entitled to copyright protection, but only for the derivative work you created. For example, if you translated the Bible into Klingon or Gangsta, you would receive copyright protection once you put that creation into a fixed medium.

However, someone else could also independently translate the Bible into Klingon, and they would not be interfering in your copyright rights, unless you could show they used your translation.
Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/18/2016 16:20:59


[REGL] Pooh 
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But that being said, like someone else above posted, someone else's version may currently be under copyright protection. King James Version? Very unlikely not. NIV? maybe.

But you could also google something this easy:
http://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/16377/what-major-translations-of-the-bible-are-in-the-public-domain
Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/18/2016 16:26:22


Stewie
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funny how a 2 millenium old book's translations can make money.
Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/18/2016 16:57:27


Bane 
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That's religion for ya, stew.
Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/18/2016 17:04:25


[REGL] Pooh 
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@Bane, no, its just copyright law. A 2000 year old book about atheism that was just translated would also receive the same protection.

Should people receive protection for their creative expressions? Translations are creative expressions.

A similar thing happens with music. Like Beethoven's 5th symphony? Well, play it on the piano yourself, or find a copy that is not under copyright. Downloading a copy recorded last year during a concert recital infringes on the rights of the pianist performing that public domain song.
Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/18/2016 19:57:29


Bane 
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@pooh, reread what stew said, and then mine. Thanks!
Is the Bible copyrighted?: 9/19/2016 02:10:12


[REGL] Pooh 
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Guess I really don't know why you had me do that. Stewie said something silly, You added something wrong, I gave you an answer that directly corrected your wrong statement...

Are we all up to speed now?
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