[sword-devel] Re: NIV Bible Translation

Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 04 Feb 2004 15:45:39 -0700

  Steve Barnhart wrote:
>I contacted Zondervan and after them confusing the Sword Project with 
>e-sword, they said it should not be assumed that there is a NIV module to 
>be “unlocked”, because there isn’t. Of course we know there is one. Anyway 
>they went on to say that they do not own the copyright but the 
>International Bible Society does. Now I am confused…

Zondervan does not own any of the copyrights on it, however, they have the 
publishing rights for the US. Which means that world wide publishing is 
going to be a problem. One could get agreements from all the interested 
parties, but it may be harder than just dealing with a copyright holder.