[mythtv-users] Best way to integrate a Netflix feed into Myth ?

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 19:32:08 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
> On 8/23/2011 14:10, Jay Ashworth wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Devin Heitmueller"<dheitmueller at kernellabs.com>
>>>> Well, I'm pretty sure the 1999 Diamond Rio MP3 format shifting case
>>>> covers ripping your DVDs for private one-at-a-time use, so I can't see
>>>> why you couldn't do *that* with your BDs as well, diskspace
>>>> permitting.
>>> I would suggest not speaking to legal issues, in particular when you
>>> appear to be poorly informed. Format shifting has been shown numerous
>>> times to not be applicable to DVDs due to the DMCA rules related to
>>> DRM (which don't apply to CDs since there was no DRM involved).
>> In fact you're correct; I cited the wrong case.  I meant to cite the
>> Kaleidascape DVD jukebox DMCA case, which speaks directly to whether
>> it's acceptable to rip DVDs (theoretically violating DMCA) for
>> non-infringing uses.
> This case had nothing to do with DMCA, as no one was violating DMCA or
> performing unauthorized decryption.  Kaleidescape is fully licensed by
> the DVD CCA.  They have a media vault that stores all of your DVDs, and
> requires that the DVD be locked in the system for playback to occur.
> Rather than require a ROM to access the content at time of playback, the
> content is archived to a RAID array, and streamed to the playback
> device, much in the same way MythTV is set up.
> The lawsuit was over whether or not Kaleidescape was in violation of
> their DVD CCA license by operating in this manner.  Had Kaleidescape
> been found in violation, they would have lost their license, at which
> point they would be performing illegal decryption in violation of the
> DMCA.  However, since they won the case and kept their license, DMCA
> never factored into this at all.

Kaliedescape behaves that way with regard to Blu-Rays, but *not* with
regard to DVDs.

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