[mythtv-users] tv_grab_au (rex): some channels missing

Max Barry mythtv at maxbarry.com
Wed Aug 30 02:41:12 UTC 2006

Paul Wayper wrote:
> Or you could use the http://www.tvguide.org.au source and the tv_grab_au
> script set up for it (which also does IceTV). This has the added advantage of
> being legal and unlikely to cause YourTV to fsck with your data.

YourTV has indeed just fscked with the data, which makes this an even
better idea. However, can we stop perpetuating the myth that web
scrapers are illegal? Just because a web page says "You must stand on
one foot and touch your nose if you wish to use this data" does not mean
you can be arrested for failing to do so.

The least hysterical discussion I've seen of the legal issues
surrounding TV grabbers is here:



More information about the mythtv-users mailing list