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Reprint Permissions

Unless otherwise indicated below, all information contained on this Web site or in Focus on the Family's magazines, books and other resources, such as text, graphics, logos and images are copyrighted by and proprietary to Focus and may not be reproduced in whole or in part by persons, organizations, or corporations other than Focus without prior written permission of the Focus Legal Department.

Please note that granting permission, or a license, is at the sole discretion of Focus on the Family. You must wait to receive written permission from Focus prior to using or publishing the material. Focus will often grant permission, or a license, but may be unable to grant the request because of contractual restrictions or business considerations.

General Guidelines

One Copy

You may print one copy of any article appearing on our site for your own personal use, which includes giving the article to a friend or family member. You may not, however, make more than one copy for distribution without seeking our permission first. Many of our articles are written by freelance authors and Focus may not have the rights necessary to grant reprint permission for more than one copy. In those cases, we will refer you to the author and provide contact information so that you may request permission directly.

Public Viewing Licenses

Focus on the Family is pleased to allow churches, schools and other non-commercial entities to show its films at their locations, provided the following guidelines are adhered to:

  1. The Focus videos available for viewing are:
    Adventures in Odyssey video series
    A Question of Worth
    A Winnable War
    Bringing Up Boys Video Seminar
    Children at Risk
    Classroom of the Heart
    Common Cents
    Last Chance Detectives video series
    Life Is Sacred
    Life on the Edge video series
    Mind Over Media
    Molder of Dreams
    My Truth, Your Truth, Whose Truth?
    No Apologies
    Ribbits! video series
    Teacher of the Year
    That the World May Know series
    The True Christmas Story
    The True Easter Story
    Your Child series
  2. The videos must not be edited, abridged, excerpted, altered, duplicated, or distributed for any purpose.
  3. They must be shown in their entirety, including credits.
  4. The videos may not be exhibited or used for any commercial or fund-raising purpose.
  5. No fee may be charged for viewing the videos.

While we are happy to allow this use of Focus on the Family videos, please understand that our Board of Directors has asked that we not permit our materials to be used in any way that might represent or imply that Focus on the Family is endorsing particular individuals or organizations. We appreciate your cooperation with this request as you use these videos.

The following information may be helpful to you when seeking to obtain viewing permission for other videos available through Focus on the Family:

For McGee and Me permissions:

351 Executive Drive
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Online permissions form:

For the Christy series permissions:

Broadman & Holman
127 9th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37234
(800) 251-3225
Permissions: Virginia Copelin
(615) 251-2986
(615) 251-3727 FAX
Permissions e-mail:

For VeggieTales permissions:

Business Affairs
Big Idea, Inc.
230 Franklin Rd.
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 224-2200
(615) 224-2250 FAX
Web site:

For Jay Jay the Jet Plane permissions:

Tommy Nelson (the youth division of Thomas Nelson Publishing Company)
P.O. Box 141000
Nashville, TN 37214-1000
Permissions: Martha Winton
Permissions e-mail:
(615) 902-2744
(615) 302-2214 FAX for Tommy Nelson Division

For The Story Keepers permissions:

Zondervan Publishing House
5300 Patterson Avenue S. E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49530
(800) 727-3060
(616) 698-3592
(616) 698-3483 FAX
Permissions: Brenda S. Brown
Online permission requst form:

If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Copying Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast CD's

You may not make multiple copies of our Daily Broadcast CDs or podcasts to distribute at your church, school, or to friends and family. If you wish to obtain additional copies to pass out, you may contact us at 800-A-FAMILY (800-232-6459). We are able to offer a discount on bulk orders.

Making a back-up or loaner copy of a Focus audio or video resource

You may make one archival copy of any Focus on the Family audio or video resource for back-up/loaning purposes only, provided the following conditions are adhered to:

  1. One and only one copy of each resource is made;
  2. Your original resource is not to be loaned out;
  3. The copy will not be edited, abridged, excerpted, or altered in any way;
  4. Neither the original resource nor the copy are to be made available for resale;
  5. No fees are charged for any use of the resources; and,
  6. The following information is typed or printed on the label affixed to each individual copy:
    "Copyright (p) & (c) [year], Focus on the Family. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Copied with permission from the publisher, Focus on the Family. All other copying from this DVD is prohibited."
    You will need to locate the copyright year from the back of the packaging or the label of each resource.

Should the original resource ever be damaged or lost, no duplicate from the copy may be made to replace the original.

Requesting Permission

How To Request Permission

To obtain permission to use or copy Focus-copyrighted materials from its Web site or from Focus printed materials, videos or audio materials, you must submit your request in writing by using our online form.

The request must state exactly how the material will be used and distributed and if the materials will be sold.

How long will it take to process my request?

Please allow up to 3 weeks from receipt of all required information for a response. Many requests require extensive research to determine if Focus has the rights necessary to grant permission.


All commercial requests that are granted will be assessed licensing fees.

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