But what is the point about not including a roughly 20 second long cutscene? Nobody will ever care about that.
The audio track of cutscene contains material from another game, for which I don't own and don't have the EULA at hand - as such I can't comment on legality of its use.
Also, since copyright law in the EU is currently a bit complicated pending the national implimentation of the rules passed the European Parliament in May; and both I and (acording to this legal brief
) Knossos fall under german jurisdiction when it comes to copyright law - and german copyright law is terrible, esspecially after a court case in July
which further complicated everything about it.
Since the cutscene only serves to establish that campaign starts on the NTD Repulse, which is also done by using the Bastion mainhall and some of the mission loading screens, I decided that I rather not have that kind of legal exposure.
FreeSpaceFreak can, of course, override me anytime.