[mythtv-users] IMDB Screen Scrap... legal?

Aaron Stewart acs at hourglassone.com
Fri Jul 8 14:46:53 EDT 2005

I'd imagine that no, it's not a good thing.

That being said, I think IMDB might offer a web services REST/SOAP api
through Amazon; barring that, a lot of IMDB's data is exposed through
amazon's webservices (ECS 4.0) interface..



Mark Gardner wrote:

> I don't think that the IMDB screen scraping that mythVideo is using is
> legal under the rules and conditions with IMDB.
> http://www.imdb.com/conditions
> Does myth tv have written consent to use the information?
> The Reason I Ask is that I"m writing my own program and running into
> legal problems, and remember that Myth does the same thing.
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