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

Guido Grazioli guido.grazioli at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 00:26:45 UTC 2008

2008/4/7 Stuart Morgan <stuart at tase.co.uk>:

>  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 think you are getting a bit too strong here, if copying a DVD or a
book is theft,
mirroring a complete website would be similar, but scaping a webpage would just
be like going to the library and take some notes from a book

Think of xmltv, where many grabbers are scaping directly the xml data used
for ajax webpages; they cannot disallow me to access those files without ads
instead of the full graphics page

> No you are not and there is the problem for most source websites, they derive
> income from people clicking on adverts or booking tickets through their site
> after choosing a cinema/film. If we scape the data from pages then we bypass
> their revenue making mechanisms, they pay to serve us the information without
> the possibility of making any return.

Well, but; there are a lot of browser plugins for blocking ads sources
what about them?


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