Commons talk:BBC voice project

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Possible format for suggestions[edit]

David Attenborough

31:12 No fear at all...

31:52 ...inside my mouth

(Just putting this here lest I forget it!) Andy Mabbett (talk) 23:40, 14 November 2013 (UTC)



I'm sorry that I cannot help here, but I'd like to request a bit of Radio Belgique, broadcast by the BBC during World War II. In particular the "Ici Radio Belgique"/"Hier, Radio Belgie" line at the front of every broadcast would be great. From the same point of view the Fate motif at the start of all BBC foreign-service programmes (the morse sign for V-for-Victory) would be useful in a number of articles. Thanks! Brigade Piron (talk) 12:31, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately, it's outside the scope of this initial project, but I'll pass your comments on to the BBC. Andy Mabbett (talk) 17:53, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Fully booked?[edit]

The ad appeared (to me) today for the first time, and the event is already full. What to do? 01:33, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your interest - please put your name on the Eventbrite (sign up page) waiting list, in case of cancellations. Andy Mabbett (talk) 17:51, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Copyright / Rights[edit]

I'm interested in clarifying the rights issues associated with these clips. I'm sure everything is fine but I couldn't see it covered on the project page. In short, is the BBC claiming to have full rights over these works, thereby allowing them to re-license samples? By which I mean, have the subjects of these clips signed or otherwise agreed to the BBC's ownership of this content to the extent of them relicensing it? As I understand it, when creating audio works, unless some agreement exists, the subjects would have some level of rights over the content. Has this matter been addressed? --ErrantX (talk) 10:38, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Here's a reply from my contacts at the BBC: "The voice clips are taken from interviews on BBC Radio 4 programmes that are permanently available on The interviews were given with full consent, with the expectation that the BBC holds the rights to the material. No scripted material is being used, so there are no literary copyright issues. Voice samples are currently being uploaded as part of a small scale experiment, which will be fully reviewed." Andy Mabbett (talk) 11:28, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Spow00's uploads[edit]

Hi- I've just come across the uploads from Spow00 (talk · contribs). While this project sounds very exciting, none of the uploads, so far as I can see, contain any evidence of the free release from the BBC. Could I ask so:meone who is familiar with this project to ensure that there is proper sourcing/licensing information cited on the file pages? If not, these are just going to end up deleted. J Milburn (talk) 22:21, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Every single one of these uploads has an OTRS reference on its file page. Andy Mabbett (talk) 12:02, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
That's the case only because you added them after I left my message. There's really no need for you to be so snippy about it... J Milburn (talk) 20:56, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Photos taken on the day[edit]

A bit (okay, very) late, I've just added 43 more photos taken on the day. Please see Category:BBC Speakerthon event. Edwardx (talk) 15:27, 8 April 2014 (UTC)