Bible Recordings Land Mormon Church In Copyright Suit

By Allissa Wickham (June 12, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT) -- The Mormon Church on Tuesday was slapped with a copyright infringement and breach of contract suit in Florida federal court by a religious app maker, which claims the church improperly sold digital copies of Bible narrations in violation of a licensing agreement.

Tampa, Florida-based Bible app producer Litchfield Associates Ltd. Inc. claims the Mormon Church's financial overseer, the Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has infringed the company's copyrights by selling apps and CDs containing actor Alexander Scourby's Bible narrations.

"The defendants have taken Litchfield's intellectual property and distributed it worldwide, depriving Litchfield of...

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