[mythtv-users] Supporting schedulesdirect.org

Rod Smith mythtv at rodsbooks.com
Tue Aug 7 23:33:15 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 07 August 2007 16:05, Robert Current wrote:
> Is there any long-term project that might end the need to pay for a
> subscription?  Or is that just proposing an unethical and illegal
> solution?

Check out the MythEPG project (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mythepg/). The 
mailing list has been quiet for a few weeks, though; I suspect that interest 
waned when the Schedules Direct project was announced. Depending on the 
Schedules Direct pricing scheme and other details, it's conceivable that the 
MythEPG project will be re-invigorated.

Concerning the legality of the issue, this question was hacked to death a 
couple of months ago. My impression is that there were lots of opinions on 
the matter tossed around, with no definitive answers. The general belief was 
that strictly factual data (that Show X is on at time Y, starring Actor Z) 
couldn't be copyrighted, but that show descriptions might be. Bear in mind 
that this was the consensus of people with limited legal knowledge and 
training. I don't recall anybody posting who claimed to be a lawyer, although 
I might be forgetting such a post.

Rod Smith

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