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Re: Bug#383316: Derivative works for songs

Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it> wrote:
> However, if the author says that it's a metal version of Ryu's theme, I
> think he means that the melody is the same, even though the musical
> genre is changed.
> *If* this is the case, I would call it a cover and hence I'm afraid it
> qualifies as an adaptation or derivative work of the original
> soundtrack, which is copyrighted by CAPCOM (most probably).
> On Fri, 11 May 2007 16:05:34 +0100 Matthew Johnson wrote:
> > Obviously debian-legal are not lawyers, but I would appreciate your
> > opinions. I could just leave it out to be on the safe side, I could
> > leave it in, hope that the ftp-masters accept it and hope that nothing
> > comes of it or I could try and get an opinion from someone like SPI.
> I would leave it out.

I agree.

> There's another issue with the remaining four songs, though.
> Is their source available?
> I mean: what's the preferred form[1] for making modifications to the
> songs?  Is this form available?

I hope that the scores are available, or a track-by-track recording,
to avoid any build-depends on Sony ACID Pro 5 in a really clear way.

However, for debian compilation of the game, isn't the preferred source
form the mixed recording?  The one used in the build?

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