but to add my two cents, now that positioning got clear:
i chose to stay anonymous with a nickname, because i want to strengthen this aspect of giving away to the pd.
in most countries, an unknown artist who gets known as the creator of a work defines automatically the copyright situation - so, staying anonymously helps my will to give it away.
i just mention this, because i realized, that even as a new user, i can relate to this idea of reading for the pd.
another aspect, which i totally understand btw, is when someone reads also for a living.
and that that can influence hobby-works, creations for free and so on is quite natural!
but, as i bought a scarf by some hobby-silkpainter, to give it away as a christmas gift: do we have to pay her for the present? and if she will sell it or donate it, will we have to pay the hobby silk-painting artist anew?
i think, my thoughts on this are best described by availles statements:
i want to add something here:Availle wrote: ↑July 13th, 2018, 6:14 pmI am on the fence with this one, really.
On the other hand, I just checked the one recording of mine that ended up as a CD on amazon: Madame Butterfly has roughly 34.000 views/downloads on archive to this day. If I count 1$ per download "for me", then the guy on amazon, selling the CD for 19.95$ would have to sell 1700 copies to "break even". Now, that's not going to happen...
So, for me, it's not worth it. I release my recordings and let them go and find new homes. Most of them end up being loved by "worthy" people anyway.
If you don't like your recordings to end up being sold by people who try to make a quick buck, then librivoxing is not for you. Probably the whole idea of volunteering is not for you then - most organisations who use volunteers make some sort of profit out of their engagement.
i am recording with a 15 euro microphone and i dont have equipment or skills to alter my recordings to a professional level.
if someone does that and sells that, well..
i wholeheartedly feel two emotions with this.
(also, a little proud to be honest. but that's just one side..)
that said, i want to hint to this statement:
i found librivox while searching for free audiobooks.
i am a worker, audiobooks are expensive, i even didnt like to hear books because of my former work as a telephonist: listening to someone is stressy, hard work and no fun. i thought, at least.
and then, getting a totally different job, learning anew also dominant aspects and thinking for 20 years...
a co-worker gave me an old book with difficult to read letters and asked me to read for her.
another co-worker told me about the books he got for free, and is listening to.
i bought my first audiobook and i loved it..
and then, google presented me with.... librivox forums.
librivox isnt well known around my area, i think.
we could all mention lv ocassionally in different social media, when suiting the topic.
we could all do more, to avoid others dying as "stupid", hating "the listening process as work" people (like i was myself until i found out, lv is just what i was looking for)
we could start an own thread: tipps and possibilities for advertising lv for free?