Up: Third Party Distribution
The Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC)2.7is the largest distribution center for language resources in the
US. LDC is located at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and is also
organized like an association. Membership fees are considerable higher
than ELRAs2.8 and
the membership model is somewhat different: LDC members not only get a
discount on the data, they may use them for commercial developments
(non-members may not!) and they receive one copy of
all corpora released in their payed
membership year for free and older releases at a moderate price.
LDC is mostly funded by the National Institute for Standards and
Technology (NIST) and very active in producing their own corpora.
LDC might consider distributing your speech corpus on an exclusive
basis. However, they require an exclusive Intellectual Property Rights
with you (no other parties have the right to distribute; including