[mythtv-users] Re: EPG in Australia?
mythtv at ml.cactii.net
Tue Oct 25 06:10:20 EDT 2005
Myles Eftos <madpilot at gmail.com> uttered the following thing:
> > I don't think that's correct. The other way is to use the OzTivo guide
> > data which does not have copyright issues. And it's free, unlike
> > IceTV's data.
> But how are they getting the data in the first place? Surely if the tv
> stations are copyrighting the material, then OzTivo (And IceTV's for
> that matter) is copyrighted as well?
> Copying it out of the TV Guide doesn't constitute copyright free...
In which jurisdiction was it that a court determined that a collection
of factual information cannot be copyrighted? It might have been
australia, though I'm not certain.
I would say that the "copyright" on guide data is not concrete (except
for reviews contained within).
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