copyright about TTS voice files in my embedded device

zen xu 0 Reputation points
2023-07-12T06:26:40.5333333+00:00

We invented an embeded device that helps mute person and apoplexy person who can't speak. They can press keys of the device ,and the device speaks to communicate other people. People can also use the device to speak foreign language communicating other countries people.There are hundreds of sentences voice file in my device. I used Microsoft TTS to generate the voice file . Maybe I will sell the embedded devices later. My question is whom can I contact to discuss the copyright question about the generated voice files? Thanks.

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  1. Tech-Hyd-1989 5,741 Reputation points
    2023-07-12T08:40:59.0566667+00:00

    Hello zen xu

    The copyright question about the generated voice files depends on the terms of service (TOS) of Microsoft TTS. According to the TOS, you retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. As such any sound recordings would be copyrightable at Copyrightgov in the name of the application user.

    However, there are some restrictions on how you can use the generated voice files. For example, you cannot use the voice files for commercial purposes without a license from Microsoft.

    If you are planning to sell the embedded devices, you should contact Microsoft to discuss the copyright question and to obtain a license to use the voice files for commercial purposes.

    Here are the steps on how to contact Microsoft about the copyright question:

    1. Go to the Microsoft website and click on the Support tab.
    2. Select the Products tab and select Azure Cognitive Services.
    3. Click on the Contact us button.
    4. Select the Copyright option from the Subject drop-down list.
    5. Enter your contact information and a brief description of your question.
    6. Click on the Submit button.

    A Microsoft representative will contact you to discuss your question and to provide you with more information.

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  2. zen xu 0 Reputation points
    2023-07-17T03:49:43.5033333+00:00

    Select the Copyright option from the Subject drop-down list.____i can‘t find copyright option

    Enter your contact information and a brief description of your question.

    Click on the Submit button.

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