I use the Web Speech API via Chrome to synthesize speech of my original text. I record the output audio using some other software.
Do I own the copyrights to that recording? Can I sell the recorded audio file? Can I use it in my commercial YouTubes for instance?
According to Chrome's terms (as depicted here: https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/privacy/eula_text.html), it would seem to me - I am indeed the owner of the recording, as Chrome's speech api is given as one of Chrome's services, which I can use to produce my own content. But - I would like to be sure.
The closest answer by Google I saw is here: https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-speech-api/2013Jul/0001.html Which says the web speech api can be used for commercial. My specific question is about the recorded audio file.
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