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Copyrighted song lyrics included in the source code

Reported by tklingenberg on 2010-12-19
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
WordPress
New
Unknown
wordpress (Debian)
Fix Released
Unknown
wordpress (Ubuntu)
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Artur Rona

Bug Description

Binary package hint: wordpress

Description is a copy of the Debian Bug report #607240 / http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=607240 :

WordPress includes a plugin in wp-content/plugins/hello.php in the
default distribution. This plugin contains in the source code the full
lyrics to a copyrighted work, a song called "Hello Dolly".

IANAL, but I believe it is impossible that these lyrics are
GPL-compatible. Relevant wordpress ticket:

http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/15769

(the discussion is rather unsettling)

A quick research on http://iswcnet.cisac.org/iswcnet/logon.do seems to
show the copyright holders.

Related branches

Artur Rona (ari-tczew) on 2011-01-02
Changed in wordpress (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Artur Rona (ari-tczew)
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package wordpress - 3.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu1

---------------
wordpress (3.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * Merge from debian unstable. Remaining changes:
    - debian/apache.conf:
      + Changed to use /var/www instead of /srv/www for virtual webroot.
    - debian/setup-mysql:
      + Changed to use /var/www instead of /srv/www.
  * debian/patches/kses-security.patch: Dropped, applied upstream.
  * This upload fixes hello dolly copyright issue. (LP: #692252)

wordpress (3.0.4+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=high

  * [9d62499] Imported Upstream version 3.0.4+dfsg
    - This is critical security update, more info: http://wp.me/pZhYe-qt

wordpress (3.0.3.dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=high

  * [e113893] Imported Upstream version 3.0.3.dfsg
    - Re-packaged without the hello dolly plugin (Closes: #607240)
  * [9d62cfd] Removed hello.patch
 -- Artur Rona <email address hidden> Sun, 02 Jan 2011 03:56:33 +0100

Changed in wordpress (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in wordpress:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in wordpress (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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