[mythtv] MythVideo and IMDb

Anduin Withers awithers at anduin.com
Tue Sep 9 22:14:29 UTC 2008

> I just add a look to the "Conditions générales d'utilisation du site",
> They are basically saying that the user is not allowed to use the
> service for Commercial purpose. The only sentence a bit unclear is :
> "L'utilisateur s'interdit de "revendre" ou de mettre à disposition d'un
> tiers et/ou des autres utilisateurs, à titre onéreux et/ou gratuit, le
> Service." and hard to translate too (legal stuff ;) ). This "would" means
> :
> The user is forbidden to sell or make available this service to someone
> else for commercial purpose or for free.

My main concern was with:

Tout téléchargement, dès lors qu'il n'est pas explicitement permis, est formellement interdit ; tout téléchargement abusif qui serait constaté pourrait entraîner de la part de AlloCiné et/ou de tout tiers concerné la prise de sanctions qui se révéleraient appropriées, notamment en cas de violation des droits de la propriété intellectuelle.

Which would seem to prohibit téléchargement (downloading) though the wording seems strange even for a legal document ("while downloading, since it is not explicitly permitted, is strictly prohibited" I didn't realize they were paid by the piece).

If personal, non-commercial use is allowed then I have no reason to remove the script.

The first step is to ask, if they don't prohibit it, or are willing to waive certain aspects then there is nothing to worry about.

I've recently made our search scripts use a non-generic user agent, this should make us easier to work with (or against).

> But in this case you should not be able to use their "widget" on a web
> site neither
> see
> http://www.screenrush.co.uk/service/partnership/
> http://www.allocine.fr/xml/rss/
> http://eco.netvibes.com/widgets/228971/allocine

It just drives traffic back to their site, so if anything an "ad widget". At least that is all I see on the UK partnership/rss page.

Anduin Withers 

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