[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #5164: Mythmovies google movies grabber

Blammo blammo.doh at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 17:53:15 UTC 2008

>On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 4:15 AM, Stuart Morgan <stuart at tase.co.uk> wrote:
> The question of whether it's theft at all to use this information for personal
> use is pretty clear and I think copyright law around the world agrees on this
> issue. You rent a DVD and copy it for personal use - theft. You borrow a book
> from the library and copy the whole thing - theft. A webpage is no different
> and though your browser may cache a copy for speed reasons, it is expected
> that the cache is temporary and that the page remains unmodified.

I realize this is a little off-topic from the OP's question, however,
this thread raises an interesting question..  Does anyone have the
official rules govering temporary caching of a media object? Assuming
I'm allowed to watch it in the first place, like a movie from a web
page, or a DVD.

Take that same example (browser cache) and apply it this way...

1. If one step in the viewing process  of a DVD includes caching to
harddrive, and it remains unmodified, and is deleted after I watch it,
is that theft or caching?

2. How about if I return the DVD immediately, then watch the cached
copy two weeks later, still deleting it after I watch it?

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