[mythtv] virtual tuner via BitTorrent plug-in

Martin Long mythtv at longhome.co.uk
Fri Apr 13 20:35:28 UTC 2007

I agree with Isaac and Rob on this. Whilst projects such as azureus are
not illegal as such, they promote activities which may strictly speaking
be outside of the law. Myth has always been a squeaky clean project, and
it's not worth sacrificing that for something which can only be
considered 'auxilliary' functionality.

Of course, if you can always use a file sharing program, and watch the
resulting files using mythvideo - although I would never encourage you
to do so. You could even write you own plugin that you could use
yourself  - but this sort of thing should never become part of the main
build, or even be promoted on the Wiki. 


On Fri, 2007-04-13 at 15:34 -0400, Tom Metro wrote:
> Rob Smith wrote:
> > The legality of a project is a major concern for everyone involved.
> > 
> > Now, as for your suggestion, it is entirely illegal and something that
> > the Myth community has said time and time again they will not condone
> > nor will they actively help out.
> I think it is pushing the envelope, given the way our copyright laws 
> have gone increasingly in the direction of favoring corporations, 
> however I didn't feel it was indefensibly illegal, or I wouldn't have 
> proposed it. (Apparently the BitTorrent developers have found some 
> ground in this area that they feel comfortable with.)
> But if this or similar issues have already been discussed by the 
> developers and deemed outside the area of comfort, that's a sufficient 
> response. Thanks.
>   -Tom

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