[mythtv-users] MythTV and BitTorrent?

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Mon Jul 21 15:43:29 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 08:58:13AM -0500, jedi wrote:
> > So you can't talk about copying or distributing the content in your MythTV
> > system. How does that forbid talking about a method of importing content
> > into MythTV?
> ...because that import method also comes with an export method built in.
> That's the key problem with BitTorrent in general.
> The unwashed masses don't realize that they are setting up their
> own equivalant of an ftp server when they are using it to download
> something. It's the same sort of situation that led to that woman
> having a 200K judgement handed down against her over some 20 year
> old Journey song and it's friends.
> Whether or not she realized it or not she was putting up a big fat
> "kick me sign" in orange neon. She was drawing attention to herself
> and drawing the wrong sort of attention. Even if everything the was
> doing was "perfectly legal" that's still not a good idea.
> It's like dangling a prairie dog on a string right in a Lions face.
> Not every protocol comes with the big "eat me" sign included.

And not every install of a BT servent comes configured to use it's
download directory as its upload directory; you don't *have* to do it
that way...

But since we are strictly limiting our conversation here to material
which it was legal for your to download, it's likely legal for you to
upload it as well.

Really, folks; *read the articles*, don't just glance at the links and

-- jra

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