Re: Reading samples
To be honest, I don’t think that there is any sort of licensing agreement with MT, or any other magazine that’s read for that matter. My guess is that because it’s the articles aren’t being re-sold at all, but rather being provided as a service to the blind and sight-impared community. Also, from reading the VoxForge site, I got the impression that the audio samples people provided were used ‘internally’ (for lack of a better way of saying it) so that you could better train the engine to recognize a broad spectrum of voices and inflections. Is that correct, or did I mis-read the usage of the samples?
If the samples are used only ‘internally’, I can’t see there being any issue. However, if they’re going to be disseminated to an outside developer community, I can see how things might get a little sticky. Let me know how they’re going to be used and I’ll check with my contact over at AIRS-LA to see if he can forsee any issues from the legal standpoint. Worse comes to worse, I’ll track down someone at Motor Trend and see if they’ve got any issues with it.
Let me know when you can and we’ll go from there.
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