This sound recording is free to use and reuse. You can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress asks that artists approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Artists are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material. Attribution is recommended but not required.
Also see this detailed guide covering the copyright and ethical considerations of digital sampling of audio and video materials.
Why is this free to use?
The Center for Applied Linguistics donated the recordings to the Library of Congress in 1986. Although these recordings came with no releases, permissions research was undertaken by Library staff as part of their work to make this collection available online. Citizen DJ includes only those interviews where there was written permission given to the Library by the interviewee.