[mythtv-users] Free US/Canada Listings

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Sep 7 02:22:40 UTC 2007

On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 11:39:34PM +1000, David Segall wrote:
> > How many of them are legal to scrape?
> All of them! If scraping was against any State or Federal law then 
> Google would be in jail. Your next question is "Could the site sue me 
> for violating their copyright or their terms of service?" The answer is 
> possibly yes but the most they could obtain is the negligible amount you 
> cost them by scraping. In any case, they would write to you first asking 
> you to stop and I suggest you agree because they probably have "free" 
> in-house lawyers and you don't.

This used to be true.

Copyright used to be *strictly* a civil issue.

It's not anymore.


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