[mythtv-users] Our Only Option is Schedule Direct?

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Wed Sep 19 16:52:04 UTC 2007

On Sep 18, 2007, at 5:53 PM, B Walker wrote:
> No, my Wife uses Windows MCE and Vista was purchased for me by a  
> client (a client purchased Vista for me MS got the money just not  
> from me, I figured I've got an extra license was more brief).  It  
> took maybe 10 minutes to setup and I have scheduling information at  
> no cost and no hassle and no need to have a Paypal account.  Sure,  
> somebody (whoever provides EPG data for MCE) could try to sue me.   
> The chance of that is so small as to be negligible.

Well, yes.  But if you write a screen scraper and 5,000 people start  
using it, that might change things.

> The original point I was trying to make is *if* someone makes a  
> scraper that converted data to XMLTV format without any mention of  
> where that data came from, trying to hold the end user liable for  
> that would be like holding end users liable for patent infringment  
> of software.  "but you bought the software, it's your computer, you  
> should have known"...yeah right.  The author would be the target.

Isn't that the whole point that people have been trying to make?   
That by discussing this here, you may be putting the MythTV  
developers at risk of being sued?

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