The Mass Readings Explained Series Subscription Policy
By subscribing to The Mass Readings Explained, each week's video, audio mp3, transcript, and study guide will be available via logging in to your account (if you do not have an account, you can create one when acquiring your subscription, or contact us if you have any questions).
Please note that this is a subscription model, not an ownership model. The distinction is probably best seen by comparing it to other subscription models that we are all aware of such as a Netflix or Gym subscription/membership. The subscription, for example, gives one access to Netflix videos and/or Gym equipment, not ownership of them. Just as it would be an act of theft and violation of the subscription terms to record Netflix videos and/or take equipment from a Gym simply because one has a subscription, the same applies here precisely because this is a subscription and not an ownership model.
By subscribing, you can watch, listen, and read for the entire liturgical year any video, audio, pdf, etc. that we post (as many times as you like). However, all content (video, audio, pdf's, etc.) is under copyright, such that at the end of the term of the subscription (which expires at the end of each liturgical year), said content can no longer be used or be in the possession of any person or entity other than Catholic Productions.
Having said all of that, we do permit you to download and/or print out the copyrighted pdf's if you wish (which is more lenient than most subscription models), but it must come with the understanding that at the end of the liturgical year, the subscription has expired, and as such, those files (audio, video, or transcript and study guide, etc.) -- should they have been downloaded and/or printed -- are not to even be in the possession of anyone, any more than the same would apply in the Netflix or Gym scenario; one would have to delete from hard drives and/or discard physical hard copies to avoid copyright infringement/theft/etc.
• Can I watch/listen with a group of people who gather together for a Bible study?
Absolutely! The only requirement is that the person who actually has the subscription license be present to login to his/her account to give access to the video, et. al. The login credentials, for example, could not be handed out to someone who does not hold the subscription license, nor can access be given for some indefinite or extended period of time on a device for constant access by those who are not subscribed without the licensee being present.
• By subscribing, can my immediate family access my account?
Yes. Family members living in the same household (e.g., wife, husband, children still living at home, etc.) can access the account without violating the subscription policy (again, in this instance, similar to Netflix).
Should you have any unanswered questions, please feel free to contact us, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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