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The BookDesigner has an article on LibriVox.

 

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LibriVox is a free internet service that records portions of books that are in the public domain and allows you to access them for free as well as use them in whatever way you wish.

 

LibriVox states their services in this way: “LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net for free. All our audio is in the public domain, so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish.”

 

Those who read for LibriVox have the choice of what books they want to record for. All the books that are read or listened to are in the public domain, and therefore quite old. LibriVox asks users to please note that “readers and listeners should be aware that many of them are very old, and may contain language or express notions that are antiquated at best, offending at worst.” 

 

According to LibriVox, their fundamental principles are:

LibriVox is a non-commercial, non-profit and ad-free project

LibriVox donates its recordings to the public domain

LibriVox is powered by volunteers

LibriVox maintains a loose and open structure

LibriVox welcomes all volunteers from across the globe, in all languages

 

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