[mythtv] virtual tuner via BitTorrent plug-in

Nigel Pearson nigel at ind.tansu.com.au
Mon Apr 16 03:42:41 UTC 2007

> Myth does not encourage Australians to
> perform any such activities. In fact, I believe you have to get some
> 3rd party script to get listings for Australian content providers.

Well, EIT circumvents this a little,
but yes, published guide data is copyrighted.
Let's ignore that for now, though.

What Johan is saying, is that apart from the guide data,
the moment the backend records anything, that is also
breaking copyright (of the broadcast programme).

But so is CD ripping, DVD ripping, weather site scraping.

I am personally not interested in BitTorrent video (yet),
but if there was a publically available library that would
add BT as a network protocol, developers could use it as
one of several "video streaming" channels.
(i.e. make it optional, in the same way as libdvdcss)

Note that I don't have time to code anything like this up.

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