A Prayer Book for Australia (APBA), 1995 – Licence and Copyright Information

The copyright and licencing of A Prayer Book for Australia is administered by Broughton Publishing, the publishing arm of the Anglican Church of Australia. APBA is available for purchase in printed form as well as electronically through epray.

APBA is an authorised text approved by the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia and the copyright restrictions ensure that there are no unauthorised versions of the text in circulation.

Your licence fee for APBA enables Broughton Publishing to keep APBA in print.

Churches, Educational Institutions or other organisations that regularly copy, reproduce or project material from the APBA for liturgical or worship purposes are required to be covered by an APBA Licence.

No licence is required to reproduce the weekly collect only in weekly Parish Bulletins.

The APBA licence is renewable each calendar year and is payable in advance.  Material reproduced or projected from APBA must be acknowledged with the following statement:
“From A Prayer Book for Australia Copyright © Broughton Publishing 1995”

No licences permit the user to make any part of the APBA available online.

One off reproductions (less than 12 per year) can be made by either educational or church institutions for liturgical or church purposes free of charge, provided they are dated, attentive to the integrity of the text, and provided that copies are not made available for sale or made available online. Copies must be marked “From A Prayer Book for Australia [page numbers] Copyright © Broughton Publishing 1995.”

Educational Institutions or students may reproduce material from the APBA under their licence administered by Copyright Agency Limited, however, this is limited to only 10% of the total work, and is permitted for research and study purposes only.

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An Australian Prayer Book (AAPB) 1978

“Members of the Anglican Communion and churches of other denominations are welcome to make print or electronic copies of An Australian Prayer Book, in whole or in part for liturgical or church purposes, free of charge provided they are attentive to the integrity of the text, that copies are not made available for sale and that the source of the extract is appropriately acknowledged e.g. title and page number.

Educational institutions may make print or electronic copies for educational purposes provided that the educational institution has given a remuneration notice to Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) under the Copyright Act.

All other requests for copyright permission should be directed to Broughton

Should the Church/Diocese wish to disseminate this information amongst its parishes or ministry groups it may do so.

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