david at surreal.com
Tue Jun 22 15:32:22 EDT 2004
-] Your problem is that you don't necessarily have the right to
-] then share
-] that recording you made with your friend despite the fact that he
-] recoreded it for you. While he could show the recording to
-] you in his
-] home, if he were to give you a copy to take to your house, I believe
-] (and I could be wrong here), that he would be in violation
-] of his rights
-] as it pertains to his recorded copy of that show. He has
-] the right to
-] time-shift it, or even show it to a limited audience of friends
-] (assuming he doesn't charge), but sharing the recording is
-] not allowed.
-] This is where ReplayTV has gotten into hot water. This is
-] an old link,
-] but it talks about the problems ReplayTV has gotten into
-] about sharing
-] l.html) but
-] I think this is still working its way through the courts.
You don't understand my idea. My idea isn't about sharing the
*recordings*! It's about sharing the fact that I have chosen to record
a particular show, with my friends so that they can record it as well.
It goes down like this:
Me: "Hey Joe, I saw that there is a Junkyard Mega Wars on tonight on
channel 38 at 8pm"
My friend: "Cool, I love that show. I'll queue it up on my machine as
My idea would be to automate this process so that my queue would show
the shows I have queued up and the shows that my friends have queued up
so that I can queue them up as well if I want to.
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