For the Frets on Fire arcade game which we are packaging I have found an original artist willing to licence his works under the MIT licence. Four of the five songs are completely original works; the fifth, however, whilst being an original composition is inspired by another song. The email I have from the artist is below; I think that probably this counts as a derivative work, and hence would need permission from the original author, but I am not sure.
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. What do you think is the best way to proceed? Thanks, Matt ----- Forwarded message from Carlos Viola <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> ----- From: Carlos Viola <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: Matthew Johnson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: Sectoid´s Frets on Fire Song Pack Hello Matt, I´ve added the file "License.txt" with que MIT license agreement, and put the license text in the comments of the .ogg files too. I think I´ve well done, if I forget something or I´ve done it wrong please tell me (I´m newbie in license stuff). Well, here is the link: http://www.nivel21.net/personal/sectoid/fretsonfire/Sectoid_Frets_on_Fire_Song_Pack.zip I have a little question: The song "Ryu´s theme" is a heavy metal version of the Ryu´s Song in the famous videogame Street Fighter 2, the song is completely made by me, but it´s a version of another, I don´t know if there is a problem with this. I suppose you need my name or email to put somewhere in the credits, I give you information about me if you need it. Name : Carlos Viola Iborra Musician´s Nickname : Sectoid Nacionality : Spain E-mail: (this) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Thanks a lot, I´m waiting your reply. Sectoid. ----- End forwarded message ----- -- Matthew Johnson
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