[Python-Dev] audiotest.au and possible copyright issues?

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Thu Oct 21 17:27:22 CEST 2004

On Thu, 2004-10-21 at 11:11, Guido van Rossum wrote:

> If it's some random user worrying about copyrighted materials, please
> stop worrying. There are thousands of copies of the entire works of
> Monty Python on the web; even if M.P. were somehow to decide to send
> lawyers after each of those (which they don't), I still doubt that
> they would care about a single 3 second fragment in telephone quality.
> If we replaced it with a clip of *me* saying the same words I doubt
> that most people would be able to tell which clip was the original.

We can always go back to the clip of me saying "My hovercraft is full of
eels".  If you can find it, I'll happily donate it to the PSF.  I could
use the tax write-off of the full market value of that intellectual
property <$1M wink>.


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