Worship of Heaven: Legal Framework

Worship of Heaven's Legal Framework (PDF)

Principles from the Kingdom of God

The primary purpose of Worship of Heaven's Legal Framework is to define the Terms and Conditions by which all Users of Worship of Heaven's web site and resources will agree and to which they will abide when adding their own original songs into Worship of Heaven's Song Collection or when using songs from the Song Collection.

Recall that the primary purpose of Worship of Heaven is that of extending the Praise and Worship music of heaven to earth and distributing it throughout the earth. The Legal Framework sets down principles which we believe are Christ-centric and which we believe should be applied to this purpose. Without a common agreement such as the Legal Framework there would be no standards of "right and wrong" to govern the working-out of this purpose.

Principles from the Kingdom of the World

As you probably know, the Music Industry is a worldwide enterprise, and many of its ways and motivations are hardly Christ-centric in nature. Equally important, most of the Music Industry's profits are due to the existence of the Copyright Laws in America and worldwide. Therefore, it's not hard to predict that any entity which would dare to infringe upon their planet-wide monopoly could become a target for some of their lawyers' next "activity".

Therefore, so as to protect Song Writers, Song Users, and all who are involved in the creation and administration of Worship of Heaven, there must be a legal document specifying what is and what is not allowable through this ministry and its web site. This, then, is a secondary rationale for Worship of Heaven's Legal Framework.

A Document In-Transition

The Legal Framework will be modified over time in an attempt at bringing it more and more into alignment with God's kingdom standards. The Legal Framework, therefore, is a work-in-progress.

Is this a New Set of Laws?

Let it be emphasized that Worship of Heaven's Legal Framework does not in any way redefine the Copyright Law of the USA or any other country, nor does it create any new laws. As said above, the Legal Framework's primary purpose is to establish ground rules pertaining to the submission of songs into Worship of Heaven's Song Collection and the use of songs from the Song Collection. The Legal Framework is, in essence, Worship of Heaven's "response" to the Music Industry's contract agreements.

Of course, if you are still in doubt as to the legal viability of Worship of Heaven's Legal Framework, please consult an attorney of your own choice. Nothing that Worship of Heaven says, writes, does or offers should be considered or interpreted as being "legal advice".

Lastly, please understand that we welcome your input on our Legal Framework, and will consider your thoughts in our ongoing revision process of the document. Please either submit your comments directly to us via our Contact Us web page, or post your comments on our Facebook page. With that being said, here is the current version of Worship of Heaven's Legal Framework.