Is The Bible Considered Public Domain?

Why is the Bible copyrighted?

Under the provisions of the Berne Convention, copyright is granted to the author on creation of the work.

Several religions claim that all or some of their works were authored (written or dictated) by their god or gods.

Many editions of the Bible are under copyright due to their unique edition or translation..

Which Bibles are public domain?

The following Bibles in our library are in the public domain:American Standard Version (ASV)Darby Translation (DARBY)Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)King James Version (KJV)World English Bible (WEB)Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)Reina-Valera Antigua (RVA)Biblia Sacra Vulgata (VULGATE)

The bible itself does not have a copyright. Anyone can publish or use content from the bible. What IS copyrighted is specific translations, commentary and appendices.

Is King James Bible public domain?

Today the unqualified title “King James Version” usually indicates this Oxford standard text….King James VersionCopyrightPublic domain due to age, publication restrictions in the United Kingdom (See Copyright status)show Genesis 1:1–3 show John 3:165 more rows

Which Bible translations are not copyrighted?

So that said, in the US and most other countries, you can freely copy any Bible published before 1924. That would include the King James, the Geneva Bible, the Darby, the Douay-Reims, Revised Version, and American Standard Version. Probably some other lesser known ones.

Do I need permission to quote the Bible?

The publisher details will be there and sometimes the copyright restrictions will be listed there as well. … And just in case it helps, the King James Version of the Bible is in public domain, so that means that there are no copyright restriction and permission is not needed to quote it at all.