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Subject: Re: Voices

Re: Voices

From: Michael E. DiFebbo <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 12:41:38 -0500

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
Received on 2006-01-30

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