Voice Cloning Contract
This template is designed to facilitate contracting between companies and AI voice actors.
The Voice Cloning Contract (VCC) is an open and editable legal template designed to facilitate contracting between voice actors and companies using AI voice clones.
It allows those commissioning and using a voice clone (the Company) and the person recording their voice (the Voice Artist) to form a contract for providing voice services, which we call a Voice Cloning Contract (VCC).
Created by BeyondWords in partnership with the Open Voice Network, it covers a range of commercial and contractual areas likely to be relevant to the parties involved. The VCC is free to use under a Creative Commons 0 1.0 license.
To request the VCC document, please email [email protected].
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About the VCC

One-off and use-based fees

We typically recommend that the Company pays a one-off fee for the script recording and rights to use the resulting voice clone (Clause 2.1).
You can instead or also pay a use-based fee (Clause 2.2), in which the Voice Artist is paid a fee according to the number of characters processed into audio using their voice clone (across the term defined in 'Other details'). In this case, we are able to report on the number of characters processed through our platform each month.

Authorized usage

In Clause 3, the VCC addresses intellectual property rights to the script recordings, voice clone, and resulting audio assets.
Clause 4.2 offers the opportunity for the Voice Artist to exclude certain usages. For example, 4.2(a) prohibits the creation of offensive audio using the voice clone.

Exclusivity

Clause 7.2 can be used if the parties agree that their arrangement is exclusive. For instance, if the Company wishes to prevent the Voice Artist from lending their voice to another voice clone without permission for a period of time. This will allow them to ensure that their text-to-speech content has a unique sound.

Limitation of liability

Clause 10 deals with contractual liability.
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