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Audio Commons: bringing Creative Commons audio content to the creative industries

Font, F, Brookes, TS, Fazekas, G, Guerber, M, La Burthe, A, Plans, D, Plumbley, MD, Shaashua, M, Wang, W and Serra, X (2016) Audio Commons: bringing Creative Commons audio content to the creative industries In: 61st International Conference: Audio for Games, 2016-02-10 - 2016-02-12, London, UK.

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Abstract

Significant amounts of user-generated audio content, such as sound effects, musical samples and music pieces, are uploaded to online repositories and made available under open licenses. Moreover, a constantly increasing amount of multimedia content, originally released with traditional licenses, is becoming public domain as its license expires. Nevertheless, the creative industries are not yet using much of all this content in their media productions. There is still a lack of familiarity and understanding of the legal context of all this open content, but there are also problems related with its accessibility. A big percentage of this content remains unreachable either because it is not published online or because it is not well organised and annotated. In this paper we present the Audio Commons Initiative, which is aimed at promoting the use of open audio content and at developing technologies with which to support the ecosystem composed by content repositories, production tools and users. These technologies should enable the reuse of this audio material, facilitating its integration in the production workflows used by the creative industries. This is a position paper in which we describe the core ideas behind this initiative and outline the ways in which we plan to address the challenges it poses.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Subjects : Media
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Font, F
Brookes, TS
Fazekas, G
Guerber, M
La Burthe, A
Plans, D
Plumbley, MDm.plumbley@surrey.ac.uk
Shaashua, M
Wang, W
Serra, X
Date : 2 February 2016
Copyright Disclaimer : This paper is available in the AES E-Library (http://www.aes.org/e-lib) all rights reserved. Reproduction of this paper, or any portion thereof, is not permitted without direct permission from the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society.
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 09 Aug 2016 14:18
Last Modified : 30 Nov 2017 13:38
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/811637

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