What does everyone think about Christianity and the copyright law? Should Christians depend on the full exercise of copyright for the "ministry"? Let's say you print Gospel tracts or other publications that have a very good and clear Gospel presentation that someone else thinks would greatly aid in winning souls. Is it expedient for the Gospel that you keep production of this locked down by full enforcement of copyright and possibly sue another Christian who exceeds appropriate fair use rights by copying too much of this work in his own work to try to further spread the Gospel? What about most of the new Bible versions that have fully enforced copyright restrictions. If some of these are supposed to be better translations, why hold back production of what you believe would benefit more people? What about Christian music artists who may make good music, but do not allow unauthorized redistribution of even the words to their songs? And it seems to me that the more conservative artists are stricter on copyright than the more liberal ones. Once we learn these songs and get them stuck in our heads we then lose some freedom in how we can praise God by having to worry about copyright infringement. Does anyone else ever think about the excessive enforcement of copyright by many Christian individuals and organizations today as a hinderance to the ministry?