[Corpora-List] Spoken corpora - permission issues

Eric Atwell eric at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Thu May 12 12:49:00 CEST 2005


I suggest you look for precedents/guidelines well beyond
Corpus Linguistics research, asthese are ore general.

Surely the radio and TV industry sets a quite different precedent?
I have heard and seen radio and TV broadcasts where evry individual
could not have been asked permission, eg outsid news broadcasts.
I have been interviewed on radio but not asked formally for permission
to record and broadcast, and potentially archive and/or disseminate via
internet radio. This seems analogous to Google and other search engines
keeping cache versions of my web-page without seeking my permission.
I suppose oe rationale may be that broadcasts and caches are temporary
and not long-term public archives; but I have no idea how long
a recording can remain in a cache or internet-radio website before
it counts as an archive aher thana temporary copy.

Eric Atwell, Leeds University


On Thu, 12 May 2005, Jean Veronis wrote:


> Cameron Smart a écrit :

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>> participants aren't necessarily aware of the recording taking place.

>> Several

>> people struck a very cautionary note, one even saying that, in the UK at

>> least, these types of corpora might be a thing of the past unless I went

>> and

>> got explicit permission not only from the volunteer but every other person

>> who was recorded as well.

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> The law may be different in different countries. In France the situation is

> clear, you cannot record, and worse yet re-distribute anybody's voice and/or

> transcribed speech without explicit authorisation, even if anonymity is

> guaranteed.

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> Beyond legal aspects, there are also ethics issues. Even if some countries

> allow this (which I am not sure), do we want to record people without their

> knowing (even on trivial matters) ?

>

> --jv

> http://aixtal.blogspot.com

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