Subject: misc/14622: DMCA violation in wargames(6) ?
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/18/2001 08:32:40
>Number:         14622
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       MGM intellectual property included in /usr/games/wargames
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    misc-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Nov 17 23:33:00 PST 2001
>Originator:     user
>Release:        all?
System: NetBSD node1b6a3 1.5X NetBSD 1.5X (NODE1B6A3) #1: Sat Sep 15 16:32:41 CEST 2001 root@node1b6a3:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/NODE1B6A3 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
The behavior and functionality of /usr/games/wargames intentionally attempts
to reproduce the purpose, look and feel of an MGM production. This is openly
stated in the man page (/usr/share/man/man6/wargames.6), and may be in direct
violation of the DMCA.
     ``Shall we play a game?'' -- computer, wargames

     Just like in the movie, the computer will happily play a game with you.
     The likelihood of Global Thermonuclear Warfare resulting is much small-

     Wargames, the movie (an MGM production, PGP 13, directed by John Badham,
man wargames