Church officials announced on June 26, 2006, that we are placing all Dwight Armstrong composed hymns to which we own the copyright into the public domain. Effective immediately, any person or group who wishes to copy or use these hymns may do so without receiving permission from the Church. "Time has proven that numerous persons wish to use these hymns in praise and worship and the Church wishes to facilitate such use," said Joseph Tkach, President and Chairman. Church officials have said that the works released into the public domain are only those hymns by Dwight Armstrong to which the Church holds the copyright. No other hymns or materials of any kind are being placed into the public domain, and the responsibility is on the user to ascertainwhether the work it wishes to use is one of the released hymns.