recording license and text copyrights

License of recordings

Recordings made at use one of these two licenses:

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.

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

which does not allow any modification to original text.

Copyrights of source text

The copyrights of the source text are noted in the "comments" field of the audio file's ID3 tags. Because of the length of some of the copyright notices, they are too long to fit in the "comments" field so an abbreviated version was necessary. However, the shortened statement in the "comment" field represents the comprehensive version stated on (this page and any subpages)

Thanissaro's translations

have these rights reserved, as stated in every sutta translation on
©1997 Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
Transcribed from a file provided by the translator.
This Access to Insight edition is ©1997–2011.
Terms of use: You may copy, reformat, reprint, republish, and redistribute this work in any medium whatsoever, provided that: (1) you only make such copies, etc. available free of charge; (2) you clearly indicate that any derivatives of this work (including translations) are derived from this source document; and (3) you include the full text of this license in any copies or derivatives of this work. Otherwise, all rights reserved. For additional information about this license, see the FAQ.

(year of copyright will vary on each sutta, see

Where to find License and copyrights on audio recording

They're set in the ID3 Tags "comments" field.

See this page for details: /id3-tag-settings

Also noted on the index page

of the sutta that contains the audio file

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