Good News Bible quotation rights
Good News Bible illustrations by Annie Vallotton
Bible Maps and additional materials (including CEV)
Contemporary English Version quotation rights
Bible illustrations by Horace Knowles/Louise Bass
Website(s), Word in Action, Prayer Bulletin and eNews
Other copyright queries
You must use the text from the second edition of the Good News Bible.
The Bible Societies are glad to grant authors and publishers the right to use up to one thousand (1,000) verses from the Good News Bible text in church, religious and other publications, without the need to seek and receive written permission. However, the extent of quotation must not comprise a complete book, nor should it amount to more than 50% of the work.
The text should not be adapted in any way unless express written permission to do so is given by Bible Society.
The following copyright notice must appear on the title or copyright page:
‘Scriptures and additional materials quoted are from the Good News Bible © 1994 published by the Bible Societies/HarperCollins Publishers Ltd UK, Good News Bible© American Bible Society 1966, 1971, 1976, 1992. Used with permission.’
Two copies of any publication quoting from GNB should be sent to the address below.
When quotations from GNB are used in non-saleable media, such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, transparencies or similar media, a complete copyright notice is not required, but the initials GNB must appear at the end of each quotation.
Requests for quotations in excess of one thousand (1,000) verses in any publication must be directed to and written approval received from Bible Society, Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon, SN5 7DG.
Fee (to be negotiated).
The free quota which applies to GNB text does not cover the illustrations.
To obtain permission to use the Annie Vallotton illustrations please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Bible Society to obtain the necessary permission, if you wish to reproduce any of the following from the Good News Study Bible:
Please also contact Bible Society to obtain the necessary permission for Contemporary English Version text and the additional materials contained in the Contemporary English Version.
(Revised Standard Version Popular, Revised Standard Version Illustrated, New English Bible)
We are happy to grant non-exclusive permission for the use of the Knowles/Bass illustrations subject to the following conditions:
The following limits on the number of pictures used apply:
In sizing pictures please consider:
If the usage you are proposing falls outside these parameters, or if you need further information or assistance, please contact Bible Society by emailing email@example.com or telephone 01793 418222 (please allow 1 week for a response, and 2-6 weeks for an answer to any query).
You can use any of the material contained in Word in Action and Prayer Bulletin, from our website (www.biblesociety.org.uk) or from Bible Society eNews, as long as you use it in the context of promoting Bible Society’s work and you credit Bible Society as the source.
For copyright queries relating to any of the items below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01793 418222 (please allow 1 week for a response, and 2-6 weeks for an answer to any query):