If you have a question about how Dr. McGee's online, print, and audio resources may be used, please review all of the information below. If your question is not answered here, please feel free to contact us.
Permissions Guidelines on All Print and Audio Material
You are permitted and encouraged to reproduce and distribute any print or audio TTB material in any format provided that you do not alter the wording in any way (or, if applicable, make it clear it is an excerpt), do not charge a fee of any kind for the copied material (including compensation for reproduction costs), and clearly attribute Dr. J. Vernon McGee and Thru the Bible Radio as the source of the material. Please include the following statement on any distributed or web-posted copy: "By Dr. J. Vernon McGee © Thru the Bible Radio Network, www.ttb.org." For web posting, a link to our website is requested.
Use of Excerpts in Published Material
Many of Dr. McGee's printed materials are copyrighted, as indicated on the copyrights page at the front of the books. We do not restrict the use of short quotes and excerpts from Dr. McGee’s copyrighted books as long as the copied portion does not make up more than 25% of the total text of the work you plan to publish. Excerpts may be used freely in articles, books, or manuscripts that will be published (either by a publisher or self-published) as long as the source material is clearly indicated and Dr. McGee is credited as the author.
If your publisher requires written permission to use an excerpt from one of Dr. McGee's copyrighted books, please send the following information to the address below:
- Your full name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number
- The name and address of the publisher that is producing your work
- The complete text of the quote(s) you are using -- for each one, include the title of the McGee book from which you are taking the quote and the page number on which it appears
- A few lines of your material preceding and following the quote(s) from McGee's book(s) (please do not send your entire manuscript, as it will not be read or returned to you)
Thru the Bible Radio
ATTN: Copyright and Permissions
P.O. Box 7100
Pasadena, CA 91109
May I reprint excerpts from the newsletter, edited messages, or any other TTB material in my church newsletter, bulletin, etc.? What about making copies of "The Inside Story", Dr. McGee's Notes and Outlines, or other materials to share with members of a Sunday school or Bible study class?
Yes and yes! See the "Permissions Guidelines" at the top of this page for more information.
Can I record the program from the radio or my computer to listen to later or share with friends?
Yes! Just remember that the copied materials must be given out completely free of charge. If you'd like to share something with someone else but don't have the personal resources to do so freely, let them know about all of our great--and completely free--online resources!
I'd like to help advertise the ministry of TTB! Do I have permission to place an ad in my local newspaper, print up fliers, buy ad space on a billboard, etc. to promote the program? Will you write the ad for me?
Yes, we encourage our listeners to help advertise TTB in any way they can--and over the years friends of the ministry have come up with some pretty creative ways to do so! However, because of our strict policy not to spend any of our resources on advertising in these ways, we will not create or provide ad text or artwork for you. But, of course, you're welcome to use any of the information or text here on our website to create your promotional material.
Why do we restrict the reselling of copied audio programs?
Dr. McGee never wanted listeners to become detached from the ministry and its overall goal to bring the whole Word to the whole world. The further removed the broadcasts get from the ministry, the less likely the listeners will pray for and financially support the mission to bring Dr. McGee's teaching to every country in the world. In addition, Dr. McGee did not want his messages edited nor did he want outside unauthorized parties to use his teaching for their own personal profit. So although we appreciate those who desire to bring Dr. McGee's teaching to as many people as possible, we also request that those same individuals comply with the desires of Dr. McGee and the Board of Directors of Thru the Bible Radio.
Can I stream the audio program in mp3 or other formats from my own website as long as I'm not charging anyone to listen to it?
We would be glad to grant you written permission for this type of rebroadcasting. To submit a request for consideration, please contact us.
May I put a link to www.ttb.org on my website?
It's a great blessing when friends of the ministry share it with others, so please feel free to add a Thru the Bible Radio link to your website.