Music and Intellectual Property Question

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hyperdriveguy
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Music and Intellectual Property Question

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I am about to develop an application that downloads music from lds.org onto the end-user's device.

Does this conflict with the Intellectual Property of the church?
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If it's downloading music that does not have a download link, I'd think it would be questionable.
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I would recommend contacting the copyright office – there's a link at the bottom of LDS.org that gives their contact info.
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I don't see the link for the copyright office...
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The app uses links to lds.org to obtain the music. It's like going to the browser and selecting download, but without opening the browser.
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hyperdriveguy wrote:I don't see the link for the copyright office...
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The app uses links to lds.org to obtain the music. It's like going to the browser and selecting download, but without opening the browser.
It's not a link to the copyright office but a link to the the Rights and Use Information which includes the contact information for the copyright office.
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It's at the very bottom:
Rights and Use Information (Updated 2/21/2012)

I'm not a lawyer, nor can I speak for lds.org, but if it's just doing what the user can do for themselves, I wouldn't think there would be a problem. But it may depend on the details - such as charging/profiting from the ability to do that.
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Thank you all very much. This helps me a lot!
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Sorry, I was on my way out the door so I didn't have time to look up the exact link. Glad to help!
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