[mythtv-users] New Australian XMLTV grabber
Ben de Luca
bend at bedel.mine.nu
Wed Nov 10 06:46:32 UTC 2004
This is from The ACCC website,
in regards to refusal to deal.
I would consider that the tv stations are instituting a primary boycott
from the acc webpage
These are agreements between two or more competitors to refuse to deal,
or limit dealings with another supplier or particular customer, or a
class of competitor or customer. They are illegal.
has any one else pursued the matter in this regard? I intend to contact
the tv stations on be half of my business asking for them to provide me
data so I can resell it to mythtv/tivo users.
If they refuse or fail plan to contact the ACCC, and ask them to
On 10/11/2004, at 11:22 AM, Andrew J wrote:
>>> I'm involved with the ozTiVo group and this topic has been done to
>>> death over there.
>>> Short story is you can't buy it if you plan to use this guidedata on
>>> a PVR/DVR unit. End of story.
>> I cant see how the trade practices act would allow the tv stations to
>> sell to HWW and not to consumers. Is there an Australian lawyer on
>> the list? Who could think about it? Smacks of unfair dealings.
>> It might be worth asking, your state dept of trading or The ACCC.
>> I am sure if enough of us call the ACCC they will tell us if this is
>> legal or not. As I am sure scraping isn't.
>> If you do contact the ACCC or fair trading write back here and say
>> who you talked too. Lets be annoying :)
> Like I said, MS tried and failed... there is a good sign if its
> 'legal' or not to do.
> They own the data/copyright and in the contact they have with HWW that
> is a requirement of them suppling the data to them, that HWW can't
> sell the data, when its going to be used on a PVR/DVR. Don't get me
> wrong, HWW WANT to sell it, they just can't.
> A lawyer could have a crack at it I guess.
> If you have the details and a draft letter we can use, then I'll be
> happy to send it off.
> They should also be sent to ALL TV stations as well.
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