Release & Waiver
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Release and Waiver. It is important for anyone who provides an audio recording to Barford Audio Diary, whether we have recorded it or not, is that once it appears on the Barford Audio Diary website it becomes pubic domain, which means people can do anything they like with them. Mostly this just means people can listen to them for free. But it also means they can: broadcast them, put them in commercials, play them at political rallies, chop them up, remix them, and make new recordings of/with them and they don’t need permission, ours or yours, and there is no need to credit Barford Audio Diary or the contributors, although of course we much prefer it if they do credit the contributors and us e.g., with a link to our website.

The practical implications of this are:

  • we can only record interviews based on this agreement i.e., we do not record interviews for private use;
  • we can only record interviews based on contributors signing a Release and Wavier agreement.

To ensure that as a contributor you fully understand what we are saying, we will ask you to sign the following Release and Wavier agreement:

“I hereby give Barford Audio Diary, its assigns, licensees and legal representatives the irrevocable right to use my name/photograph/image/audio recording/video recording/ and likeness (“My Image”) in all forms and manner including but not limited to publication on Internet Web Sites, broadcasts and any other publications as released to or by Barford Audio Diary. I understand that Barford Audio Diary cannot control unauthorized use of My Image by persons not associated with Barford Audio Diary once My Image has been published. I hereby forever waive any right to inspect or approve any publication of My Image by Barford Audio Diary. I have carefully reviewed and understand the above provisions and agree to be bound by them. I voluntarily and irrevocably give my consent and agree to this Release and Waiver.”

So be aware of what you are doing when you free your recordings and text into the public domain. You really have to let go!