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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby crush » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:59 am

The one set fits all model doesn't work that well for all languages. I've found Glossika useful for Chinese languages (and other languages where i don't need to worry so much about gender). For grammar-heavy languages i'm not sure that it's as useful, but assuming you have a solid foundation in the language you can still pick up quite a bit. I think it's a nice model, i'd just love to see it customized a bit more per language.
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby sfuqua » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:31 am

I don't think I can share files without violating copyrights, and I certainly don't want to do anything that would endanger this website. I can show you how to produce something very similar to GSR files using tts software, which is far from free to buy.
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby Daniel_Zar » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:02 pm

Anyone having Glossika Danish and/or Norwegian, old system? Or full Polish?

I assume it is perfectly legit to buy a second-hand copy, especially if the product isn't marketed anymore.
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby sfuqua » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:48 am

I don't have any of the ones you are interested in.
I am no lawyer, but I am pretty sure that I can't make a copy and sell it or give it away.
I am pretty sure that someone can sell a copy of physical media.
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby Brun Ugle » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:41 am

sfuqua wrote:I don't have any of the ones you are interested in.
I am no lawyer, but I am pretty sure that I can't make a copy and sell it or give it away.
I am pretty sure that someone can sell a copy of physical media.

I’m sure you’re right. Electronic files cannot legally be sold on. Only the physical books could, but they are useless without the MP3’s.
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby zenmonkey » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:30 am

Brun Ugle wrote:
sfuqua wrote:I don't have any of the ones you are interested in.
I am no lawyer, but I am pretty sure that I can't make a copy and sell it or give it away.
I am pretty sure that someone can sell a copy of physical media.

I’m sure you’re right. Electronic files cannot legally be sold on. Only the physical books could, but they are useless without the MP3’s.


Paradoxically, in most cases, selling a copy and destroying your own would be “legally wrong” (even if the law is stupid) while in several countries the distribution for free to many people would not have legal recourse for a product that is not commercially available.

But here’s the thing - if you carry out a private transaction, do not replicate the process and perform it as a one time thing - you aren’t doing something that is morally wrong and no court will ever deal with this. It’s not a thing. Copyright law hasn’t truly caught up with re-distribution of owned goods which is why there are intent clauses / harm clauses in the law. Single time redistribution doesn’t show intent to harm or actual harm, in my opinion.

But one can always ask the original editor for either permission or to publish the now no longer available material as a commercial marketing act. I will foreve be a fan of Routledge for making available their recordings.
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby Brun Ugle » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:29 pm

zenmonkey wrote:
Brun Ugle wrote:
sfuqua wrote:I don't have any of the ones you are interested in.
I am no lawyer, but I am pretty sure that I can't make a copy and sell it or give it away.
I am pretty sure that someone can sell a copy of physical media.

I’m sure you’re right. Electronic files cannot legally be sold on. Only the physical books could, but they are useless without the MP3’s.


Paradoxically, in most cases, selling a copy and destroying your own would be “legally wrong” (even if the law is stupid) while in several countries the distribution for free to many people would not have legal recourse for a product that is not commercially available.

But here’s the thing - if you carry out a private transaction, do not replicate the process and perform it as a one time thing - you aren’t doing something that is morally wrong and no court will ever deal with this. It’s not a thing. Copyright law hasn’t truly caught up with re-distribution of owned goods which is why there are intent clauses / harm clauses in the law. Single time redistribution doesn’t show intent to harm or actual harm, in my opinion.

But one can always ask the original editor for either permission or to publish the now no longer available material as a commercial marketing act. I will foreve be a fan of Routledge for making available their recordings.

In this case though, the material is still available, just in a different form. All the recordings and PDFs have simply been chopped up and put on their website and require a subscription for most languages. So, I think Glossika would have a problem with private resale of their old courses.
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby sfuqua » Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:04 am

There were CD versions of the audio for some courses, and I am certain those could be sold.
I'm not a fan of glossika's new business model; if their new system is better than their old one, it seems to me that they could keep the old material available for silly people like me who don't recognize the superiority of their new system.
I think they had to make their old system unavailable to force people to use their new system. ;)

Of course it is their material, and they can do whatever they want with it. If I don't like their new product, I can go elsewhere, which I have. :D
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Glossika Product Updates: Glossika 4.0

Postby Speakeasy » Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:17 pm

Earlier today, I received the following announcement from Glossika:

Subject: [Maintenance Announcement] Glossika 4.0 is launching on July 31

Glossika 4.0 is Going Live in 2 Days

Glossika 4.0 is getting ready to release! This new release is all about giving you a more powerful and integrated learning solution to help you speak better and learn more efficiently! We will notify you of more details on July 31 together and let you know about our mid-summer sale.

And to launch our new data successfully, support will halt between 01:30 - 03:30 on Tuesday, July 30th (New York) for data migration.

• New York: July 30th (Tuesday) 01:30 - 03:30
• London: July 30th (Tuesday) 06:30 - 08:30
• Los Angeles: July 29th (Monday) 22:30- 00:30
• Taipei: July 30th (Tuesday) 13:30 - 15:30

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby Speakeasy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:33 pm

For those members who may have missed Glossika’s latest offer (including a discount of 47%), here is a copy of the Email that I received earlier today. As a number of the links in the original Email might be related to my own Glossika account, I have deleted them.

A More Powerful and Integrated Language Learning Solution is Now Available
Glossika 4.0 has officially launched. This new release is all about giving you a more powerful and integrated language learning solution to help you speak better and learn more efficiently! I'd like to let you know how you can benefit from Glossika 4.0 and would also like to invite you to try the new platform!

Included in this email:
• Our Integrated Solution
• Learn New items and Review previous Content
• Mid-Summer Special Offer

Start My 7-Day Free Trial on Glossika 4.0
NOTE from Speakeasy: “Start My 7-Day Free Trial” leads to Glossika’s Login portal
https://ai.glossika.com/login

Integrated Solution: Active training with built-in typing, dictation, listening and recording modes
Jumping into listening and speaking training right from the beginning can be too intimidating for most people. We've built a text-based system (visual) to assist the learner on their path to sound awareness of words within sentences.
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How does it work?
You enter the sentence, whether in Latin script or original script, as accurately as possible. If you can't remember the sentence, then you'll get a hint how to answer. Incorrect answers tells the algorithm that this item is more difficult for you, and you'll get plenty of practice in getting the answer correct. In fact, it's okay to be incorrect and there are no points counted against you. We're confident that the more you're incorrect, the better you'll learn.

Our tests show that moving from passive to active training, greatly increases recall and retention. And now you can keep track of everything you've learned.

Learn New Items or Review previous Content
Many Glossika users have expressed that they prefer doing review and new sentences at different specific times since their head is in a different learning mood. We've decided this is a great idea, so we've split review and new into separate training areas. Every time you return to Glossika, clear as many of your review items as you can. If there's nothing left to do, you'll be prompted to start new items. Or you can start new sentences any time you want.

Best Offer of the Year - Get More for Less!
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To celebrate the launch of Glossika 4.0, we'd like to offer you a 47% off discount to upgrade to the annual plan ー which comes out to 13.24 USD per month billed once at 158.93 USD.

What you'll get by upgrading:
• Unlimited Typing Practice
• Unlimited Dictation Practice
• Unlimited Listening Practice
• Unlimited Recording Practice
• Memory Tracking Statistics (updated every day!)
• Vocabulary Tracking (our next release coming soon!)
Hurry up, this is the best offer of the year and it expires in 7 days!

USE CODE: ANNUAL-GLOSSIKA-V4
(The code is only available for use on the annual plan!)

Let us know if you have any questions!

Regards,
Michael Campbell, Glossika Founder
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