Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
Books

+ - Kindle's Text-To-Speech Software Illegal?->

Submitted by
Mike
Mike writes "The Author's Guild claims that the new Kindle's text-to-speech software is illegal, stating that "They don't have the right to read a book out loud," said Paul Aiken, executive director of the Authors Guild. "That's an audio right, which is derivative under copyright law." Forget for a moment that text-to-speech doesn't copy an existing work. And forget the odd notion that the artificial enunciation of plain text is equivalent to a person's nuanced and emotive reading. The Guild's claim is that even to read out loud is a production akin to an illegal copy, or a public performance."
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Kindle's Text-To-Speech Software Illegal?

Comments Filter:

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. -- Albert Einstein

Working...