[mythtv-users] MythTV and BitTorrent?

Dean Collins Dean at cognation.net
Fri Jul 18 15:23:57 UTC 2008

Oh Geoff blow it out your butt.

Show me a bit torrent client developer who has been sued??

Not someone who was sued as a suspected downloader.

Isaac is the reason why Myth-TV development hasn't been as successful as
say something like Asterisk.



-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of R. G. Newbury
Sent: Friday, 18 July 2008 11:19 AM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] MythTV and BitTorrent?

Phil Bridges wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 10:09 AM, Will <will at st0rage.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 10:07 -0400, Phil Bridges wrote:
>>> along with Isaac's opinions on any such
>>> plugins being discussed on his list.
>> So because Isaac has an opinion on something, people cannot discuss
>> thing he has an opinion on? Nothing about that strikes you as weird?
> What part of *on his mailing list* do you not get?

And since there are no penalties here for 'piling on', I will add, 
again, what has been stated before: the RIAA and MPAA will not be suing 
your ass off if they ever get the idea that mythtv facilitates illegal 
downloading. They will be suing Isaac and the other devs. No matter that

mythtv *by itself* fits clearly within a legal safe haven. If mythtv 
however, has (or even has the capability of) facilitated illegal 
downloads, the devs are the ones who will get sued. The RIAA sued a lady

called Anderson, on no evidence at all, and eventually dropped the claim

in an attempt to bury the matter.She counterclaimed for her damages, 
being her legal fees and was asking for about $140,000 IIRC. THAT IS 
WHAT IT COST HER. She did not get that amount back by an award from the 

Are YOU going to step up and put your money on the line if the devs get 

This mailing list is not a public soapbox. If you want to spout on one 
of those you can  run for Parliament or Congress and get treated with 
the respect most of us reserve for all politicians. Or you can set up 
your own list and talk about whatever you want.

In the meantime, the devs do not want to be dropped into a quagmire not 
of their making.


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