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Post by jbiella » July 9th, 2019, 11:09 am

I have received written permission from the copyright heirs to make a LibriVox recording of The Amazing Vacation by Dan Wickenden, 1956. Are there additional impediments for me to make the recording or is the heirs' permission all I need?

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Post by plaidsicle » July 9th, 2019, 1:03 pm

for Librivox, the text needs to be 100% public domain. just having permission unfortunately may not be enough.
you can of course record it on your own, or for archive.org or some other online space, but LV can't host anything that isnt totally officially public domain.
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Post by TriciaG » July 9th, 2019, 1:12 pm

What she said.

Because we release out recordings into the public domain, we have no control over what others do with them. I don't think the heirs are thinking of giving up all control of Wickenden's work, which is essentially what would happen.

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