[mythtv-users] Supporting schedulesdirect.org

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Aug 9 02:48:46 UTC 2007

On 08/08/2007 06:20 PM, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> 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.

But, I never said anything about copyright...  I'm talking about Terms
of Service, which has nothing to do with copyright law (probably more to
do with contract law).


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