[mythtv-users] MythTV - Video Distribution Solution?

Mache Creeger mache at creeger.com
Mon Jan 14 20:10:31 UTC 2008

Well I guess he should talk to an IP (Intellectual Property) attorney 
that understands digital copyright, fair use, and special educational 
use licenses. Given how the MPAA and RIAA address perceived 
infringements, it would be best to be on firm ground with a public 

I took a moment to see where this guy worked and its a small town in 
central Maine. I would expect it to be pretty tough to find that type 
of expertise locally.

-- Mache Creeger

At 11:47 AM 1/14/2008, Brian Wood wrote:
>jedi at mishnet.org wrote:
> >
> > With education, it's hard to judge. Although you can't go wrong
> > consulting an actual attorney about this sort of thing...
> >
>While that sounds reasonable, my experience has been that very few
>attorneys know much about copyright issues, though they may well be able
>to bone up on the subject.
>You are likely to get a "safe" answer from an attorney. He/She will tell
>you to not do something simply to avoid potential problems, not
>necessarily real ones, even though your contemplated action might in
>fact be perfectly legal. In the case mentioned his job is to keep the
>school district out of trouble, not help you get your project working.
>In any case, all an attorney can give you is an opinion, unless he can
>find very similar cases to cite, and you can almost always find an
>attorney with an opposite opinion if you look hard enough.
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