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On Thursday 24 April 2003 19:17, Jon Lech Johansen wrote:
> From media-video/avifile/avifile-0.7.34.20030319.ebuild:
> x86? ( >=media-libs/divx4linux-20020418
> >=media-libs/win32codecs-0.90 )
> Requiring these is bad for two reasons:
> 1. Both divx4linux and win32codecs consist of closed source software.
> 2. win32codecs ebuild consists of WMP, QT and other codecs which are
> downloaded from mplayer's website. AFAIK the mplayer team has not
> obtained a redistribution license from either Microsoft or Apple,
> which makes their distribution a violation of copyright law. Their
> website is located in Hungary, which is a member state of WIPO (whose
> treaties are the basis for most copyright laws around the world).
> Providing the win32codecs ebuild could be considered contributory
> copyright infringement.
Maybe they should be marked RESTRICT="nomirror"
Paul de Vrieze