[mythtv-users] Supporting schedulesdirect.org

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 23:29:43 UTC 2007

On 8/7/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 August 2007 17:10, John Drescher wrote:
> >  I have never seen or agreed to license agreement on any printed
> material.
> > Although, I knew the copyright laws applied. I know I can photocopy a
> > printed work as long as I own the work and I do not give the photocopy
> to
> > anyone.
> >
> > The license can impose conditions over and above what the copyright laws
> >
> > > impose.
> >
> > I understand that.
> >
> >
> > You definitely can't "use it however you want".
> >
> >
> > I know you can not give it to  anyone so that is not what I meant.
> An example would be my situation: I have a program called EyeTV, which I
> paid
> for. It gets listings from TitanTV (who apparently gets the information
> from
> TMS).
> When TMS made their announcement I thought about using the Titan info for
> MythTV, so I looked at the license I agreed to by using the software (and
> I
> don't want to get into the enforceability of "click through" or "break
> seal"
> licenses).
> Although written in the best legalese, it seems to say that I can only use
> the
> information with the software it came bundled with, thus using it for Myth
> would violate the license.
> Granted, if I did use it for Myth, I doubt I would get "caught" or
> penalized
> in any way, but I feel I did agree to the license and I will abide by the
> terms. Even if I did not distribute the data, using it in violation if the
> license terms is "wrong", IMHO.

I do fully agree a license can be and usually is much more restrictive than
a copyright and that any of these licensed listing services (from Tivo ...)
will restrict you to using the listings to only their service.

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