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

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 04:32:30 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 7:26 PM, Guido Grazioli <guido.grazioli at gmail.com>

> 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

It really matters very little what we all like to think it should work vs.
how the TOS of the sites say it works.  They say it's not allowed so it's
not allowed.

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