[mythtv-users] The Death of MythTV in the US?
jedi at mishnet.org
Tue Apr 1 14:01:18 UTC 2008
On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:06:34PM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> On Mar 31, 2008, at 9:29 PM, Jack Trout wrote:
> > Well some people run a combo house, were you have tvs and computers
> > connected directly to the wire and set top boxes. suppose one of
> > those boxes over volted the system and blew out someones 60 inch
> > plasma or someones 12,000K AlienWare PC with Vista Ultimate acting
> > as a mediacenter or something.. the liability would be staggering
> > from one screw up`
> That *was* a joke :-)
> But in any case no problem, just have your legal department point out
> the disclaimers in the customer service agreement. This usually states
> that the cable company is only responsible if a rabid yak attacks your
That's a nice idea but it won't hold up.
Even if that sort of legal language does tend to dissuade the average
meat packer from suing, you are liable to piss off some rabid personal
injury attorney eventually.
Frying some Tivo owned by a member of ATLA could end up being a
very painful prospect.
> Just like the power company when lightning strikes their secondary
> outside your house.
...except the power company in that situation gets to use "act
of God" sort of language to describe the situation and their excuse.
A cable provider playing games with their own equipment wouldn't get
to use that excuse.
Although a complete and total lack of any basis in law for a
position never stopped a company or their phone drones from
holding such a position...
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