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Subject: Re: Rockbox and voice files

Re: Rockbox and voice files

From: Paul Louden <>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:07:09 -0600

alex wallis wrote:
> I would have thought even if he owns the voices legally from a strict
> point of view of the license he won't have the right to redistribute
> as aren't a lot of voice makers making it illegal to distribute
> content created with there voices?
Some licenses allow it, some don't.
> but even if this is the case and it is against the license, do you
> really think that the makers of the voice no about rockbox? and if
> they don't then why draw attention to it by asking them if its legal?
> I think it should be a case of let sleeping dogs lie.
Because he's advertised them on this list. If he wants to be a sleeping
dog, he shouldn't use our list to advertise his voices.
> and what's to stop some determined person just hunting through the
> archives for links anyway?
They can be removed from the archives if it proves to be the case that
they are illegal.
> I think that is one problem with this project its too obsessed with
> licenses weather that be code or voices after all its a quite small
> project and lets face it its probably not going to be worth anyones
> trouble to sue for license vialations.
Yes, clearly "it's only illegal if someone notices it" is a good
standard to live your life by. Free software requires others to respect
copyright (that's the only thing that makes the GPL enforceable). As
ethical beings we who expect our copyright to be respected must also
make an effort to respect the copyright of others
> Yes I no your going to say from a strictly moral point of view you
> shouldn't break the law, but I bet if you did a survey you'd find
> about 99 percent of list members don't bother with licenses and
> probably have quite a bit of cracked software not that i'm condoning
> actually cracking of course before I get accused of that.
Frankly, it doesn't matter what 99% of private members of the list do as
long as they're not advertising it on the list. But the Rockbox project
respects copyright, and we don't want people advertising copyright
violations on the list.
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