Public domain out loud

Public domain books + volunteer readers + podcast = Librivox. Starting this week, Librivox tries to bring people together who will each record a chapter of a well-known book, which will then be distributed over the internet. Or, in their words: “LibriVox is an open source audio-literary attempt to harness the power of the many to record and disseminate, in podcast form, books from the public domain.”

The book that the organizers chose this week is Joseph Conrad‘s The Secret Agent. The recordings will in turn be placed in the public domain, and should end up at the Internet Archive.

Akma once successfully organised a similar project as a one-off where Larry Lessig’s book Free Culture was read out loud.

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