Originally Posted by DaleDe
those introductions might be copyrighted even though the Bible text itself is not. Or are you talking about writing your own?
Well, there is a difference in an introduction of the bible, which can be done by someone,and can be under copyright; or Bible book introductions which fall under the same copyright status as the books or data inside the bible.
Eg: the book introductions of Matthew Henry's bible commentary are open source, just like the rest of the book.
KJV and ASV have no introductions, but I've included a bible frame versions without the introduction as well in the .rar.
If there are bibles in copyright, the copyright status usually applies to the bible book introductions too.
There are few bible commentaries that are open source that have book introductions.
but technically, or usually copyright info allows users to use upto a certain amount of verses or pages to be used in a document.
One could create a summary of reading the introductions of different bible versions, and put that in the introduction, or just put some personal notes there while encoding.
Or even copy parts of the introduction of different bibles, as long as the copied text falls into copyright regulations.
It's no more like I created an extra chapter per bible book.