1. copyrights and licensing

 Reading Suttas under copyright

If the sutta is not released for free distribution, the publisher should be contacted and consulted before the work is
recorded. If they give permission, there will be an obligation to
strictly follow whatever guidelines they set down.
For now as a general policy we'll avoid those suttas that aren't licensed for free noncommercial distribution.

which translations are ok to read

Read Sutta text strictly without substituting terms

Read the sutta text as it is translated, without substituting any terms. For example, if we prefer "suffering" over "stress" as the term for dukkha chosen by the translator, we should read the term the translator chose.

except filling out elided text

It's ok to add a word like "similarly" to help the listener realize that there is a "..." in the sutta text but not so easy to comprehend that with spoken language. Another option would be to explicitly fill out elided text, substituting the actual words intended by the "...".

License of recordings made at Audtip.org

Recordings at audtip.org use this license

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. read this page for the discussion on why we use the license on some recordings: more permissive cc license

or the more restrictive (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

which does not allow any modification to original text.

copyright of original text

In addition to the license terms of the recording, the original copyright of the sutta text should be included.

more details here audio-tipitaka/recording-license-and-text-copyrights

Linking to external audio

When hypertext linking to external audio suttas (not recorded by audio tipitaka), we should make a good faith effort to  link to suttas that have been through a sufficient proof listening process and follow copyrights and license terms.

Rights infringed?

If an author, translator, or publisher feels their rights are being infringed by any content hosted on audtip.org, please contact the email address listed on this page