CVLI / ICOC Program Information letter

To: USA-based first world churches of the International Churches of Christ

Subject: Licensing for Use of Copyrighted DVDs and Videos

Dear All,

Good news! We would like to offer you an opportunity to obtain a license from Christian Video Licensing International (CVLI) for the use of copyrighted movies and video images for your church. This will enable you to be legal in much the same way that you have secured a license for the use of copyrighted songs for your church services. A license like this is required in order to legally show video and movie clips to your congregation during church services or at any other time.

This solution has come about as a result of negotiations that began when I tried to get licensing through Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) for the Singapore church.

With this CVLI Total Package annual license, your church will be able to use movies from any of MPLC/CVLI’s approved studios for an unlimited number of times for that year. For a list of movie studios (over 400), please visit the CVLI website (

And the rates are very affordable – depending on the size of your congregation, the maximum amount would be around US $650 per year. A typical church of less than 1,000 members would be $280 or less annually. Please click Pricing at for exact pricing information for your church size.

ICOC churches pay the same fees as other churches. But, as additional benefits only to the ICOC, CVLI has also agreed to donate 10% of your license fee to HOPE worldwide and to also provide very special rates for ICOC churches in developing countries! Your support for CVLI by getting properly licensed helps to make these ICOC benefits possible. Please note the Family Values Package, which does not include major studios, is not available under this special ICOC program.

Details are available at .

Please register by going to and completing the online application under the Apply Online tab.  You must select the Total Producer Package and indicate your affiliation with the International Churches of Christ (ICOC) under Church/Organization Details to obtain the contribution to HOPE worldwide.

Please contact Joyce Wilson at CVLI directly with any questions at or 888-302-6020 (direct)

Thank you for joining us in this effort to be above reproach in the area of copyright observance, in accordance with the scriptures in 2 Corinthians 8:21: For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only inrhe eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men.

John Louis
For and on behalf of the Evangelist Service Team