[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.
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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Ashworth & Associates http://baylink.pitas.com '87 e24
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