[mythtv-users] Twittering about your mythtv recordings

Michelle Dupuis support at ocg.ca
Fri Aug 31 00:08:44 UTC 2007

Everyone loves to get up on a pedestal and preach now and then....

Policy and law are formed from the norms of society.  That means until the
public pushes the bounds of what is legal (but wrong), nothing will change.
Do you think any major studio would have dropped DRM on music were it not
being defeated around the globe by millions of mp3-player owners?  These
businesses are learning to adapt their business model to embrace fair use by
paying consumers.

Let's not beat up on people who are acting reasonably (i.e. "fair use").
Unless this script is designed to profit from the show data, or someone
prevent the copyright holder from earning due income, I don't think anyone
should criticize....

I'm now off to watch a rented DVD movie using myth - which of course breaks
the law since there is no licensed DVD decrypter for Linux....

Your fellow criminal,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org 
> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of David Brodbeck
> Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2007 6:28 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Twittering about your mythtv recordings
> On Aug 30, 2007, at 3:04 PM, Kevin Hulse wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 30, 2007 at 10:56:24PM +0100, Mark wrote:
> >> Hash: SHA1
> >>
> >>> Post recorded TV broadcasts on the web.  Bad idea.  Can you spell 
> >>> "copyright violation"?
> >>
> >> Allow me to rephrase:
> >>
> >> "I've put together a perl script which posts a summary (show name, 
> >> broadcast time and channel) of your recorded shows to twitter.com."
> >
> > 1) This is redundant.
> > 2) This is more likely than not a violation of the Terms of Service
> >    of whatever your source for program listings is.
> How is this any more a violation of ToS than saying, "Hey, I 
> watched NBC News at 6 last night" in a blog?
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