Video: Legal Use of Movies and Music in Sermons

Video: Legal Use of Movies and Music in Sermons

I’m reading Church Law Group’s Guide to Intellectual Property right now. It is a helpful work in trying to navigate the legal and practical issues. Check out David Middlebrook’s video and begin to see how complicated things can get.  ~David Fletcher

What’s legal to use in a church service? David Middlebrook of the Church Law Group discusses intellectual property and warns of the common pitfalls when using other people’s material.

2016-10-12T11:00:11+00:00By |Legal|

About the Author:

David Middlebrook
David Middlebrook is the Founding Shareholder, Middlebrook & Goodspeed, PLLC ( which is a full service, national law firm that focuses on all of the unique legal needs of churches and ministries. David is licensed to practice law in Texas, Colorado and the District of Columbia and his practice emphasis is focused on religious nonprofit organizations. His clients include all types of charitable, religious and educational organizations. Many nonprofit organizations retain David as general counsel; others use his services as special nonprofit corporate counsel. David graduated with honors with a B.S. in Business Management in 1985 and earned his Juris Doctor in 1989 from Southern Methodist University. David has authored and published numerous articles on nonprofit topics. He is the author of The Guardian System, a comprehensive system for the prevention of child abuse within an organization, for which he was awarded a 2001 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion book award in recognition of excellence in evangelical Christian literature. He co-authored Nonprofit Law for Religious Organizations: Essential Questions and Answers, which is a response to the need for guidance, direction, and clarification of legal and tax laws affecting churches and other religious organizations.