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Post by DesignChris » May 22nd, 2018, 2:27 am

Tao Te Ching by Laozi 老子 (fl 6th Cen - ). Translated by James Legge ( - 0)
The Tao Te Ching, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism. It also strongly influenced other schools of Chinese philosophy and religion, including Legalism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, which was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts when it was originally introduced to China. Many Chinese artists, including poets, painters, calligraphers, and gardeners, have used the Tao Te Ching as a source of inspiration. Its influence has spread widely outside East Asia and it is among the most translated works in world literature. ( Wikipedia)
  1. Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/216
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  2. Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard
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  3. The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Section [number] of Tao Te Ching. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Tao Te Ching, by Laozi 老子. Translated by James Legge ( - 0) Section [number]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Section [number] of Tao Te Ching by Laozi 老子. Translated by James Legge. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "Part [number]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of Section [number]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Tao Te Ching, by Laozi 老子. Translated by James Legge ( - 0)"

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
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  4. Example filename taoteching_##_laozi_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. taoteching_01_laozi_128kb.mp3)
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    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
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Post by annise » May 22nd, 2018, 5:04 am

Welcome to LibriVox,
While you are waiting for an MC who can pick this up , please do as your welcome email said and upload a 1 minute test to tweak your equipment and software to meet our needs for the file.
There are links to the 1 minute test how to's in the Wiki which is linked top of this page.

Anne
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Post by ToddHW » May 22nd, 2018, 7:18 pm

The first posting says Publication Date is 2018. That won't likely be public domain - usually needs to be before 1923 in the US. And both the author and translator dates are important in determining the Public Domain status in other countries.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by TriciaG » May 23rd, 2018, 5:40 am

ToddHW wrote:
May 22nd, 2018, 7:18 pm
The first posting says Publication Date is 2018. That won't likely be public domain - usually needs to be before 1923 in the US. And both the author and translator dates are important in determining the Public Domain status in other countries.

Thanks, Todd
That appears to be a mistake on the part of the soloist. The text link is Gutenberg, and the bibrec tab says it's PD in the USA (and definitely not published in 2018). 8-)
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Post by DesignChris » May 24th, 2018, 5:24 am

ToddHW wrote:
May 22nd, 2018, 7:18 pm
The first posting says Publication Date is 2018. That won't likely be public domain - usually needs to be before 1923 in the US. And both the author and translator dates are important in determining the Public Domain status in other countries.

Thanks, Todd
That is a mistake, the book is ancient and predates the bible by about 500 years!

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Post by DesignChris » May 24th, 2018, 5:44 am

annise wrote:
May 22nd, 2018, 5:04 am
Welcome to LibriVox,
While you are waiting for an MC who can pick this up , please do as your welcome email said and upload a 1 minute test to tweak your equipment and software to meet our needs for the file.
There are links to the 1 minute test how to's in the Wiki which is linked top of this page.

Anne
Linked below is my one minute test

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_designchris.mp3

Operating system: Mac OS
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Microphone: blue yeti

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Post by TriciaG » May 24th, 2018, 6:05 am

I posted on your test in the thread you made in Listeners & Editors Wanted. :)

Regarding old texts: their translations incur a new copyright. So even the oldest text known, Epic of Gilgamesh, would be under copyright if someone re-translated it. There are versions of the Bible that are under copyright, also. ;)

However, as I said previously, this work is older than 2018 (looks like it was published in the 1800s) and is PD, so that's not a concern.
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Post by pattymarie » May 24th, 2018, 6:54 am

Could I be the dpl (dedicated proof listener) for this?
Pattymarie

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Post by DesignChris » May 25th, 2018, 2:45 am

TriciaG wrote:
May 24th, 2018, 6:05 am
I posted on your test in the thread you made in Listeners & Editors Wanted. :)

Regarding old texts: their translations incur a new copyright. So even the oldest text known, Epic of Gilgamesh, would be under copyright if someone re-translated it. There are versions of the Bible that are under copyright, also. ;)

However, as I said previously, this work is older than 2018 (looks like it was published in the 1800s) and is PD, so that's not a concern.
I have uploaded a new test recording following your previous advice, please see the other post.

Relating to the copyright on this book, there are two versions on project Gutenberg. One version is copyrighted, however this version is under a Project Gutenberg license where the reader is given almost no restrictions to copy it, give it away, or reuse under the terms of the Project Gutenberg license:http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:The_Project_Gutenberg_License

As I am new to this, could you please help explain how this e-book is or is not able to form the basis of an audiobook when the licence appears to me to allow it.

Alternatively, Here are links to:
- a creative Commons licensed translation: http://www.egreenway.com/taoism/ttclzindex.htm
- A different public domain translation: http://www.wright-house.com/religions/taoism/tao-te-ching.html

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Post by TriciaG » May 25th, 2018, 5:33 am

As I am new to this, could you please help explain how this e-book is or is not able to form the basis of an audiobook when the licence appears to me to allow it.
It IS able to be recorded, as it's in the Public Domain in the USA.

Todd thought that, because you put 2018 in as the publication year, it would still be under copyright. But the 2018 year is incorrect. That is what I was trying to correct.

This work can be recorded for LibriVox.
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Post by DesignChris » May 25th, 2018, 7:08 am

TriciaG wrote:
May 25th, 2018, 5:33 am
As I am new to this, could you please help explain how this e-book is or is not able to form the basis of an audiobook when the licence appears to me to allow it.
It IS able to be recorded, as it's in the Public Domain in the USA.

Todd thought that, because you put 2018 in as the publication year, it would still be under copyright. But the 2018 year is incorrect. That is what I was trying to correct.

This work can be recorded for LibriVox.
Excellent, thank you. I now in a position where I can start to record?

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 28th, 2018, 7:21 am

Chris,

I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get you set up and be back with some further instructions.

MaryAnn

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 28th, 2018, 7:36 am

OK, Your MW is set up.

For a solo project, you are the Book Coordinator. That means you fill out the Magic Window and post your links and times in the window when you upload your files.

You'll need to start by logging into the magic window. Instructions are in the BC How-to; and this is a more detailed version of the First Login instructions (with pictures!) Please be sure to read all of the BC How To document, as that will give you more information on your role as a BC.

Next, you'll need to start entering section (or chapter) titles. I've entered the first couple to get you started.

Then you are ready to start recording. When you upload a section, it's your responsibility to add the link and duration (mm:ss) to the Magic Window. Link from the uploader goes in the "listen URL" column, duration goes in the "notes" column. Then be sure to post in the thread that a new section is ready for PL so your DPL knows there is something new.

If you have questions, or if you have any trouble with the instructions in the BC how to, please post and we'll work through it together. There is a bit of a learning curve when you do your first solo. You've picked a nice size book - not too long and something that you are interested in, so it should be a manageable and enjoyable process for you.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 28th, 2018, 7:37 am

pattymarie wrote:
May 24th, 2018, 6:54 am
Could I be the dpl (dedicated proof listener) for this?
Thanks pattymarie,

I've added you as DPL.

MaryAnn

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » June 10th, 2018, 8:32 pm

Moving to going solo to keep the launch pad tidy.
MaryAnn

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