[mythtv-users] Supporting schedulesdirect.org

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Wed Aug 8 22:20:02 UTC 2007

On Wed, Aug 08, 2007 at 01:28:55PM -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> > There are plenty of free places to get the information all in one
> > place.  TVGuide.com, some others that have been mentioned here.
> And funny enough, they all seem to have Terms of Service/Terms of Use
> that forbid you to "copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute,
> perform, display, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative
> works, or in any way exploit the content of tvguide.com or any portion
> thereof." (That specifically, among other rules, from
> http://www.tvguide.com/services/Terms.aspx .)  I'm pretty sure stripping
> the data from the site and putting it into your mythconverg database is
> considered copying the data (and, likely, creating a derivative work).

In fact, if you're using it for your own household, from a publically
available source, no, you're probably *not* violating copyright, and I
believe there's caselaw to prove that.  Some of it involves whether web
caches violate copyright (they don't); they're "incidental" to a
permitted use.

You're *using* it.

-- jra
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