[mythtv-users] Free US/Canada Listings

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Fri Sep 7 16:44:47 UTC 2007

On Sep 7, 2007, at 5:18 AM, David Segall wrote:
> Those two sentences are true. If scraping is an illegal copyright
> infringement Google could not escape prosecution simply because no one
> is complaining about their activities. Not only are they scraping but
> they are storing the result of their scraping in their own database  
> and
> they are reformatting it and profiting from the results. They are  
> doing
> exactly what a MythTV user wants to do except that the only  
> "profit" for
> a MythTV user is having a locally stored TV Guide.

On the other hand, if someone asks Google to stop scraping a site,  
they do, and they remove the data from their system.  They also  
provide a mechanism for telling their spiders not to scrape  
particular pages, which if you think about it is really just an  
automated way of communicating ToS.

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