[mythtv-users] Supporting schedulesdirect.org

Jake Thompson jake-lists at jakethompson.com
Tue Aug 7 19:56:09 UTC 2007


Not only am I all for paying, assuming it is a reasonable amount, I would
also like to see an option to "Donate and extra $1 a month to the MythTV
project."  These guys work hard and deserve some support, this would be a
great and easy way to kick some back.


On 8/7/07, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
>
> On Aug 7, 2007, at 12:46 PM, Robert Current wrote:
>
> > TMS is Zap2it.  So, this is going to be the same old data, with new
> > location to download from, and a price tag?
> >
> > Hmm...  Just a legal question, but isn't EIT data unencrypted, and
> > technically "free-2-air" data?  Granted, the sat-to-cable listings
> > associations aren't easy.
> >
> > What is the legality, really?  Not being sarcastic, I really don't
> > know.  What each individual media source is planning to broadcast is
> > something they advertise, promote, and want the world to know.
>
> TMS provides additional information (like show descriptions) which
> are copyrighted by TMS. They also have a right to charge for the data
> collection from broadcast stations all over the country and
> redistributing according to their agreements with broadcasters, but
> the real value is in the copyrighted content they create.
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