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12/17/10 04:57:22 (4 years ago)
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  • Ticket #15769, comment 43

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    55The only two solutions are, to my mind: 
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    7 1) It's fair use, the lyrics stay in, end of story. 
    8 2) It's not fair use and, since we're aware of this, it comes out right now, lest we expose the Project, Automattic and/or the WP Foundation to potential legal liability in the event of a suit, since continuing to knowingly distribute unlicensed material in this manner could be seen as willful disregard of the applicable laws. 
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    10 I personally understand that this comes at a highly inconvenient time for the project as a whole and the core committers in particular, and I don't think I've seen evidence that anyone else on this ticket or wp-hackers is under any illusions that it is such. I'd love to put it to bed and wipe our hands of the mess lickety-split. 
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     91. It's fair use, the lyrics stay in, end of story. 
     101. It's not fair use and, since we're aware of this, it comes out right now, lest we expose the Project, Automattic and/or the WP Foundation to potential legal liability in the event of a suit, since continuing to knowingly distribute unlicensed material in this manner could be seen as willful disregard of the applicable laws. 
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     12I personally understand that this comes at a highly inconvenient time for the project as a whole and the core committers in particular, and I don't think I've seen evidence that anyone else on this ticket or wp-hackers is under any illusions that it isn't such. I'd love to put it to bed and wipe our hands of the mess lickety-split.