External Computer Music Links

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Source Sound Material Links

  • The Freesound Project
    You can create a free account to download and upload sounds to share. Most sounds require “attribution” (Creative Commons license) if used in a work.
  • OYEZ: U.S. Supreme Court Media
    mp3 recordings of years (decades) of Supreme Court oral arguments, plus more. (Do you want to find out where your favorite Supreme Court Justice is buried? OYEZ can help.)
  • The Speech Accent Archive
    Maintained by George Mason University, this is a large compilation of speakers from many countries and regions (including regions of the U.S.) reading a basic text designed to highlight different accents. You need either QuickTime Pro or Soundflower to save to disk.

Copyright Reference

  • U.S. Copyright Office – Fair Use
    Government-produced fact sheet on fair use of copyrighted works.
  • Stanford Copyright & Fair Use Center
    Stanford University, home to Lawrence Lessig, a major proponent of expanding fair use for the free transmission of culture.
  • Creative Commons
    Creative Commons provides free tools that let authors, scientists, artists, and educators easily mark their creative work with the freedoms they want it to carry. You can use CC to change your copyright terms from “All Rights Reserved” to “Some Rights Reserved.” Everything on this blog uses a Creative Commons share/attribute/non-commercial license. (see my copyright info page)
  • 10 Big Myths about copyright explained
    Brad Templeton clarifies some of the most common misconceptions about copyright law, such as “If I don’t charge for it, it’s not a violation – False.”