[mythtv-users] Australian TV grabber (tv_grab_au)
djsearle at netspace.net.au
Sat Apr 16 12:09:11 UTC 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of William Uther
> Sent: Saturday, 16 April 2005 6:30 PM
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Australian TV grabber (tv_grab_au)
> On 16/04/2005, at 2:36 PM, mythtv-users-request at mythtv.org wrote:
> > Blindly following various HOWTO's on myth installation lead me to
> > believe that the Nine MSN tv_grab_au in the forums was perhaps the only
> > one around that people were using... this may be quite far from the
> > truth!
> > I'm not quite sure what to do about this now. Rohbag's d1.com grabber
> > looks quite complete and is well written, and is *perhaps* the legally
> > least dodgy option (?) --- is this what most people are using now?
> I was using the D1 grabber until recently. I don't think it is the
> least legally dodgy option. Copyrightable materials are considered
> protected unless you have a license. With no license, you cannot use
> the data. People currently use the D1 data under an implied license
> because the data is available on the web. In court, that implied
> license may only be worth the paper it is written on.
> The Australian Community TV guide ( http://tvguide.org.au/ ) is much
> less legally dodgy. The data there is licensed under the creative
> commons license. I have a, very simple, grabber for that data here:
How is it less "legally dodgy" if people read their TV guide and manually
enter in data, rather than downloading the data directly? I don't really see
the difference, other than one is a lot more trouble and error prone.
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