Bug#934976: defendguin-data: Bill Gates images used, questionable copyright status

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Bug#934976: defendguin-data: Bill Gates images used, questionable copyright status

Fabio Pesari
Package: defendguin-data
Version: 0.0.12-7
Severity: serious
Tags: upstream
Justification: Policy 2.3

Dear Maintainer,

defendguin-data uses real-life photographs of Bill Gates (from the 70s, I
believe) in the defendguin/images/evilbill directory. I doubt those are
released under a free license.

The audio files in the defendguin/sounds directory are also suspicious, they
sound like they have been sampled from sources whose copyright status isn't
clear.

For this reason, I think these files should not be distributed by Debian.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE= (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

-- no debconf information

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Bug#934976: defendguin-data: Bill Gates images used, questionable copyright status

Christian T. Steigies
Hi Bill,
On Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 05:15:08PM +0200, Fabio Pesari wrote:

> Package: defendguin-data
> Version: 0.0.12-7
> Severity: serious
> Tags: upstream
> Justification: Policy 2.3
>
> Dear Maintainer,
>
> defendguin-data uses real-life photographs of Bill Gates (from the 70s, I
> believe) in the defendguin/images/evilbill directory. I doubt those are
> released under a free license.
>
> The audio files in the defendguin/sounds directory are also suspicious, they
> sound like they have been sampled from sources whose copyright status isn't
> clear.
>
> For this reason, I think these files should not be distributed by Debian.
>
>
>
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: bullseye/sid
>   APT prefers testing
>   APT policy: (500, 'testing')
> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
>
> Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
> Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE= (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
> Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
> LSM: AppArmor: enabled
>
> -- no debconf information

In the AUTHORS file you write "used with permission" for the "photo".
I don't see this mentioned under the Sound Effects. Do you think there is a
copyright problem or not? If there is a problem, I would probably just drop
the package from Debian, I don't think its worth the effort to create new
images and sound files for this old package.

thanks,
Christian