[mythtv] mythmovie grabber issue (ToS)
xavier.hervy at bluebottle.com
Wed Jan 14 23:33:43 UTC 2009
Josh Lefler wrote:
> I'll leave the legal discussion to the developers with commit rights
> or the legal experts except to say that the Cineworld ToS says:
> "Except as expressly permitted herein, no portion of the information
> on the Web Site may be reproduced in any form, or by any means,
> without prior written permission from the Mark owner."
> and the Empire Cinemas ToS Says:
> this website material from this website may not be copied, reproduced,
> republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way."
How did I not spot this myself ?
> As to the technical issue I raised:
> I understand your point, but I think there is a chance for conflicts
> in some scenarios.
> In your scenario with different companies providing their own theater
> data for a set area, you are absolutely right that conflicts wouldn't
> be an issue. However, I could easily see a scenario where a company
> has theaters in City A, City B, and City C. On their page for City A
> it lists movies from both A and B and on their page for City C it
> lists movies for both City B and C. (This would be most likely to
> occur if City B was between A and C and they wanted individuals in
> each market to see all of their reasonably close choices.)
> If a consumer lived in City B and wanted to see listings for A, B, and
> C, they would run into duplicates.
No conflict as you get the show times per theatre (as you can see in
both previous web site)
> It may not be a big enough concern to eventually write code to
> address, but I do think its a large enough concern to be considered.
> Best of luck implementing whatever solution works out.
Any way it is dead end too. For non US countries, mythmovie will stay
"officially" a useless plugin.
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