The Chinese NET Bible, New English Translation (NET) in Chinese, Copyright Statement
For verses quoted, in limited space situations the four letter abbreviation is: CNET
Alternately, the following may be used:
If you quote the CNET Bible in your entire work in lieu of saying CNET after each scripture you may include the following acknowledgement on your acknowledgement page.
Scripture quoted by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the CNET Bible copyright ©2011-2012 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. www.bible.org All rights reserved. This material is available in its entirety as a free download or online web use at http://bible.org/chinese/e/download.
Within copyright statements or in discussion about the CNET Bible, the following is preferred:
Scripture quoted by permission. Quotations designated (CNET) are from the CNET Bible, Translated by “Cross Culture Exchange Center" (CCEC), copyright ©2011-2012 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. www.bible.org All rights reserved.
The names: THE CNET BIBLE, NEW ENGLISH TRANSLATION in CHINESE COPYRIGHT (c) 1996 BY BIBLICAL STUDIES PRESS, L.L.C. Translated by “Cross Culture Exchange Center" (CCEC). NET Bible® IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK ,& LOGO, SERVICE MARK COPYRIGHT (c) 1997 BY BIBLICAL STUDIES PRESS, L.L.C. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
The CNET Bible is not a shareware program or public domain document and may not be duplicated without permission, however:
The CNET Bible verse text and the CNET Bible notes, hereafter called CNET Bible , is available as a free download on the Internet at http://bible.org/chinese/e/download. You may download the CNET Bible and print it for others as long as you give it away and do not charge for it and comply with our guidelines for content control and include currently valid BSP copyright and organizational acknowledgments. In this case, free means free. It cannot be bundled with anything sold, used as a gift to solicit donations, nor can you charge for shipping, handling, or anything. It is provided for personal study or for use in preparation of sermons, Sunday school classes, undergraduate or seminary religion classes or other noncommercial study. (note: if you are planning a large print run let us know as we would like to add our quantities) This release does not apply to media other than paper.
The CNET Bible verse text
(no notes) can be used by anyone and integrated into your non-commercial or commercial project or publication upon condition of proper Biblical Studies Press copyright and organizational acknowledgments as shown in item 2a. below and a link back to http://bible.org. However, for the full CNET Bible verse text and CNET Bible notes, you cannot change the format of the CNET Bible data file(s) or integrate it into or bundle it with any other software e.g. display program or bible study tool without expressed permission. For distribution of the full CNET Bible in any form other than paper, e.g. electronic, CD, DVD, you must obtain written permission and comply with our guidelines for content control and include currently valid BSP copyright and organizational acknowledgments. ( Note para 1.,1a and 2 below grants permission when quoting the CNET Bible in non commercial and commercial publications. If you have questions feel free to email us as we have a streamlined email process to reply rapidly.)
Quoting the CNET BIBLE Text- You may quote the CNET BIBLE verse text in:
1. Non Commercial Publication- The CNET BIBLE verses (without the CNET Bible notes
) may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, projection or audio(see 1a below) without written permission. This permission is contingent upon an appropriate copyright acknowledgment with a link back to http://bible.org . An appropriate copyright acknowledgment is shown in item 2a. below (for audio podcasts, streaming, etc include the acknowledgment as an audio insert)
1a. There has been a lot of interest in producing audio recordings of the CNET Bible for local ministry user. Therefore a local ministry eg. Church is granted unlimited non-commercial rights to use the NET Bible text to make audio recordings. You can produce audio recordings of partial or complete books of the Bible (WORK) for free distribution on email and/or CD within the congregation, and as free MP3 downloads made available on the church website and the personal blogs of members of the church to be of benefit to the church at large. This permission is contingent upon an appropriate copyright acknowledgment with a link back to http://bible.org, on the distribution copy (website or CD) and you need to include an audio insert at the end of each recording in addition we require that you grant us permission to use your WORK and any promotional material that you use for the WORK. Sign and send us the NET Bible Contributor License Agreement form.
2. Commercial Publication - The CNET BIBLE verses(without the CNET Bible notes
) may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, projection or audio) without written permission, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible, do not comprise 50% or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted, and the verses are not being quoted in a commentary or other biblical reference work. If you want permission to use the CNet Bible text without limitations, we require an email exchange with our permissions director so he can maintain a log of all entities that have unlimited rights to quote the CNET Bible text. He would also like to have a dialog with you to see if there are other items that bible.org might partner with you. This permission is contingent upon an appropriate copyright acknowledgment with a link back to http://bible.org. An appropriate copyright acknowledgment printed on the CD or on the text document is shown below:
Note: the permission granted above grants specific commercial activities royalty free, however, we would appreciate if you would share your commercial success with us and donate to our ministry. This permission to quote is limited to material, which is wholly manufactured in compliance with the provisions of the copyright laws of the
2a. Scripture and/or notes quoted by permission. Quotations designated (CNET) are from the NET Bible® in Chinese copyright ©2011-2012 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. http://bible.org All rights reserved.
for audio CDs, DVDs. podcasts, streaming, etc include the acknowledgment as an audio insert as follows: The Scriptures quoted are from the CNET Bible copyright ©12011-2012 used with permission from Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. http://bible.org All rights reserved.
When quotations from the CNET Bible are used in mobile apps or free apps, or Internet apps or not-for-sale media, such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, Blogs, transparencies, projection or similar media. The abbreviation (CNET) must be used at the end of the quotation. For software apps with internet access the term CNET must be hyperlinked to http://bible.org/chinese. If there is room for a footnote, please append The CNET Bible is freely available http://bible.org.
Or… Notes taken from the CNET Bible footnotes, copyright ©2011-2012 by Biblical Studies Press L.L.C. All rights reserved. Used by permission from http://bible.org.
Optional requests to publishers - As the CNET Bible was primarily produced for ministry, BSP would appreciate it if you would append to the end of the above acknowledgment the following: This material is available in its entirety as a free download or online web use at http://bible.org/chinese.