Librivox CD on ebay for US$5.99. Librivox goes commercial???

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mariann
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Post by mariann » December 13th, 2007, 9:48 am

Hi there,

A friend of mine has recently googled my name and this website popped up:

http://cgi.ebay.com.hk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300166593089
I was quite surprised to read this:

"I really enjoy audio books, and I am glad to be able to offer some of these works for great prices! Thanks for looking!"

well, I thought Librivox was an exclusively non-profit organization and the recordings can't be commercialized. What does "no rights reserved" mean then?? Practically, anything can be sold that we ever recorded?? Could anyone explain that to me, please?

Cheers,
Mariann

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Post by Starlite » December 13th, 2007, 10:17 am

This discussion comes up all the time. We have nothing to do with the sale of the Cd's.

See here:

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11690

and here

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6091
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Post by Jc » December 13th, 2007, 10:20 am

I think we should put a sticky thread or write something on the website about that stuff... just basic info about the burning and re-selling of recordings...
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » December 13th, 2007, 10:41 am

I agree Jc. I was thinking the exact same thing!
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