Legal music and sound issues with games/viruskiller

Dmitry Marakasov amdmi3 at
Wed Aug 25 21:47:01 UTC 2010

* David Demelier (demelier.david at wrote:

> We rewrote the games/viruskiller with one option, MUSIC. The musics and 
> sounds have legal issues and that is specified here :
> Because I wanted to write this port, I made this option to interact with 
> the user. He needs to enable the option to use the sounds and musics.
> I also said in the comment options that the files are non-free, then the 
> user is completely warned.

> I think with this, we could keep the game in the ports/ tree.

These games were removed for reason. As I remember it was stated
that (in USA law?) plain linking to copyright-infriging material
(which we anyway do, even if not installing these files) is a
problem. I think the (only) correct way to safely leave it in the
ports is to reroll the distfile without unsafe material. That should
also save you from the need to add confusing options/warnings to
the port.

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