Welcome to St. Peter's Communications page!
Communication is vital in a vibrant community and St. Peter strives to keep our parish and community updated on the goings on of our staff and ministries. In addition, it is our goal to provide our parish with as much information as possible regarding available resources on diverse areas of interest and concern.
A more detailed communications policy is in the works. In the meantime, if you submit ads for consideration to the bulletin, website or social media, it is extremely important that you have a basic understanding of copyright law, so please review the following short video - COPYRIGHT BASICS.
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church
IMPORTANT BASIC INFORMATION
Publicly available versus public use
Just because something is found on the Internet, it does not mean it falls under public use. You MAY NOT simply do a search for clip art, right click and then copy that image to use in an ad.
Subscriptions to a website or program
Purchasing a subscription to a study program or a website does not mean you have permission to reproduce materials or use images. Sometimes you may. Sometimes you may not. Check their Terms and Conditions page, e.g. - FORMED TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
I understand these terms and conditions pages tend to be overly legal and complicated and I am working on a list of resources and their terms. If you are not sure whether or not you are allowed to use something, you have several options.
- Assume you may not and don't use it.
- Check the Terms and Conditions
- Call or email customer support and ask
- Let me know what you want - send a link to the desired image - and I will do my best to find you something similar
To help remember how this works, keep in mind that if you purchase a book, you still may not copy pages from that book and disseminate them. That is basically what is done when material is copied from a subscribed service and then used in a bulletin ad. Unless you have permission, it is not allowed.
If I receive an ad that has an image in it and I cannot confirm permission of usage, that image will be removed.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
If you send in submissions to the bulletin, please note the entries titled SUBMISSIONS and EARLY SUBMISSIONS. Anything titled PRINT are my deadlines to the printer. Meeting the SUBMISSIONS deadline does not guarantee inclusion; it guarantees consideration. Make sure to look ahead to holidays; they have early deadlines.