[mythtv-users] Free US/Canada Listings

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 20:00:07 UTC 2007

On 9/11/07, Richard Freeman <r-mythtv at thefreemanclan.net> wrote:
> Chris Petersen wrote:
> >
> > The website owners, copyright owners and copyright licensees have the
> > right to restrict the methods by which people access the information
> > they're providing.
> Only within the limits of copyright law.  NFL broadcasts include a
> "terms of use" statement preventing many activities that mythtv probably
> violates.  However, this does not make recording them illegal.

Chris' statement should probably be understood that website owners,
et. al., can use contractual restrictions to do what copyright law,
itself, may not provide.  The issue with a lot of these terms of
service are not that copyright law is what makes them meaningful (and
potentially enforceable) but rather common law contract principles.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list