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Subject: RE: Voices

RE: Voices

From: Bluechip <csbluechip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-29

Sorry, no it hasn't arrived ...I also have
cs underline bluechip at webtribe dot net
which is generally more reliable than gmail, try that :)

BC

>HI, I sent you the reply that I got from nextup.com. did you get it?
>
>Rob
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se]On
>Behalf Of Bluechip
>Sent: 29 January 2006 03:57
>To: Rockbox
>Subject: RE: Voices
>
>
>I searched for a copy of their license agreement, and could not find it
>anywhere online ...Do you possess a copy of their license, maybe in a
>manual or in the install directory? If they allow us to distribute audio
>made with their software, then I think we have a winner!
>
>BC
>
> >Hi I've got Neospeech, and you're right it is good. I've been using it for
> >some time to generate my MP3 clips for my files/folders. I'm working on
> >it!!.
> >
> >Rob
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se [mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se]On
> >Behalf Of Bluechip
> >Sent: 28 January 2006 20:11
> >To: Glenn at home; Rockbox
> >Subject: Re: Voices
> >
> >
> >Big list of speech synths.
> >http://www.student.oulu.fi/~vtatila/reviews_of_speech_synths.html#neospeech
> >Neospeech is quite incredible!
> >
> >I post this link in case there are other companies which we may care to
> >approach to tide us over to the time when we can generate our own speech
> >and all these legal problems disappear.
> >
> >BC
> >
> >At 18:25 30/01/2006, you wrote:
> > >If the terms state that we may not distribute the WAV file, specifically,
> > >then that may be an out here, since I can, for example, set my Text Aloud
> >to
> > >convert to MP3.
> > >Glenn
> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: "Jerry Van Baren" <gerald.vanbaren@smiths-aerospace.com>
> > >To: "Rockbox" <rockbox@cool.haxx.se>
> > >Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 12:13 PM
> > >Subject: Re: Voices
> > >
> > >
> > >Michael E. DiFebbo wrote:
> > > > Jerry Van Baren wrote:
> > > >> It is a licensing issue, not a copyright issue. In order to install
> > > >> and run the software, you must agree to their licensing terms. One
>of
> > > >> the terms of that license is that you may not redistribute the sounds
> > > >> produced by that software.
> > > >>
> > > >> Neither the text nor the resulting speech is copyrighted, but
> > > >> distributing the speech is still disallowed.
> > > >>
> > > > I'm curious about how you reach the definitive conclusion that these
> > > > voices are not subject to copyright. Section 102(a)(7) of the U.S.
> > > > Copyright Act expressly includes "sound recordings" in the "works of
> > > > authorship" that can be protected by copyright under the act.
> > > >
> > > > Michael E. DiFebbo
> > >
> > >OK, you got me on that one. It probably is copyrighted as well (by
> > >which party, I don't know).
> > >
> > >Wizzard clearly asserts the claim that you need a license to
> > >redistribute the .wav files, see the excerpt below. I didn't see any
> > >assertion of a copyright claim on the output .wav file. For legal
> > >advice, ask your lawyer. If you wish to discuss the licensing terms,
> > >start an email dialog with Wizzard.
> > >
> > >YMMV, IANAL, TTFN,
> > >gvb
> > >
> > >http://www.wizzardsoftware.com/docs/offerings.pdf
> > >
> > >Wizzard Licensing Model Overview
> > >
> > >Our Offerings are designed to for Developers to speech enable their
> > >applications by adding automatic speech recognition and /or
> > >text-to-speech to their products, and our Licensing Agreements are
> > >modeled for this environment. SDKs are available with "internal usage
> > >only" licensing, and may be purchased at the Wizzard Website or through
> > >Wizzard Sales. Any deployment or distribution of speech technologies or
> > >wavefiles requires additional licensing, with terms and prices based on
> > >volume and the environment (runtime, port, wavefile). For quotes and/or
> > >information regarding term/conditions, please contact Wizzard Sales.
> >
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Received on Tue Jan 31 23:46:04 2006


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