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Subject: Re: Voices

Re: Voices

From: Glenn at home <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 12:21:47 -0600

Okay, then if I create sounds with my computer that are categorized as
music, does Creative Labs, for example, hold the copyright of my music, or
do I?
This may be an issue for the courts, which I Know that our low-budget
project can't pursue.
So it is probably pointless to belabor the subject.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael E. DiFebbo" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: Voices

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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