[mythtv-users] tv guide line-up free

Rod Roark rod at sunsetsystems.com
Mon Sep 3 21:58:44 UTC 2007

Michael T. Dean wrote:

[long rant about illegal software deleted]

I think we're OK.  DirecTV's terms appear to be plainly expressed.
The document speaks for itself.  What more proof is required?  Large
corporations do not give "express written permission" to the consumer
for anything.  If you've ever worked in one you'll know that.

Not all scrapers are illegal.  It's not right to paint a cloud of
legal uncertainty over all scrapers, nor to hold up SD as the only
legal solution, nor to insist on "proof" where all relevant facts are
already available to the world.

> If you've submitted your scraper to the XMLTV project and it was
> rejected (perhaps by Robert Eden, one of the SD board members), I'm
> sure it was rejected for good reasons (probably legal reasons).  He
> has explicitly stated he will accept and include in XMLTV any
> non-SD listings solutions that do not violate laws or terms of
> service (and meets the project's coding standards).  See
> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tv.xmltv.general/2208 .

Submitted, yes.  No response yet, I suppose they are looking at it.


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