Do I have to notify Biblica to use a Bible verse from the NIV?

Frequently Asked Questions

The New International Version (NIV) text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without the express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.

Notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page as follows:

                Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®
                Copyright © 1973 1978 1984 2011 by Biblica, Inc. TM
                Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

When quotations from the NIV® text are used by a local church in non-saleable media such as church bulletins, orders of service, posters, overhead transparencies, or similar materials, a complete copyright notice is not required, but the initials (NIV) must appear at the end of each quotation.

Any commentary or other biblical reference work produced for commercial sale, that uses the NIV text, must obtain written permission for use of the NIV text.

How do I license the NIV for additional use?

Commercial Use Within the USA and Canada

Permission requests for commercial use within the USA and Canada that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing, by:

 Zondervan
5300 Patterson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49530
www.zondervan.com

Commercial Use within the UK, EU and EFTA

Permission requests for commercial use within the UK, EU and EFTA that exceeds the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing, by:
Hodder & Stoughton Limited
338 Euston Road
London NW1 3BH
United Kingdom
www.hodder.co.uk

Permission requests for non-commercial use & all other questions

Permission requests for non-commercial use that exceeds the above guidelines, or any other questions about usage of the NIV, must be directed to:

Biblica Inc
1820 Jet Stream Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Click here to contact us directly about licensing

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