[mythtv-users] MythTV and BitTorrent?
gravityhammer at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 14:11:53 UTC 2008
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 10:06 AM, Will <will at st0rage.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 08:55 -0500, jedi wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 06:58:23PM +1000, Dean Harding wrote:
>> > Will wrote:
>> > > My understanding of reality was that playing (and ripping) encrypted
>> > > DVDs in linux with things such as libdvdcss is illegal in the US,
>> > > whereas bittorrent use is not.
>> > True, but ripping non-encrypted DVDs is not. The "Rip DVD" feature still
>> > works perfectly on non-encrypted DVDs if you don't have the libdvdcss
>> > library installed.
>> It's a nice little paradox. However, the fact that you are breaking
>> the encryption pretty much gaurantees that you are engaging in legitimate
>> use with works in your own posession. The opposite is most likely true with
>> BitTorrent use is typically the sort of activities that law enforcement
>> would raid BBS systems over in the pre-web days. BT has the problem of being
>> an download/upload medium. Most people using it are also "making available"
>> and are doing so while displaying a big fat "kick me" sign.
>> At least my use of mplayer doesn't send out a big signal flare to
>> MediaSentry and the like.
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> Torrents != Illegal. Already went over this, so I won't repeat myself and make a huge paragraph. :P
> It doesn't matter; I stopped by IRC and was told that there is no
> discussing it in the IRC channels OR the mailing list. (#mythtv or
> This does not seem very open to me. I suppose the source is free, but
> the speech isn't. ;)
> I am disappointed, not with the decision on including torrent
> functionality in MythTV, but with the way that some people on this list
> and on IRC tried to kill discussion of it.
> "Isaac doesn't like it, GTFO" doesn't seem like a very productive
> attitude. How many other features are killed off in this way, I wonder?
Nobody tried to "kill discussion of it". We just tried to explain to
you that the discussion wasn't welcome *on this mailing list*. There
are other MythTV resources out there that aren't under the purveyance
of the owner of this mailing list.
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