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Re: [TV] basic qusetion - ireland, listings, howto?
If you paid for the DG software and service and then only used the listings
locally then it is difficult to see how anyone would know or be able to
complain. But - if DG found that people were doing it and then publishing
for others then I expect that they would include some form of block in their
client software to make it more difficult.
This is generally true for most of the web listings as well. XMLTV has
had to tread very carefully and has frequently pulled grabbers where the
site owner asked them not to do it.
I think that DG has only moderate risk from this. Serious pirates could
easily pull the feed already, all they are doing is preventing people
with PVRs from getting the data really.
It's like the DVD thing, it's just a minor inconvenience to the wrong
people really (Anyone hear about the intel demo showing off the new MS
media center? So they are playing all these DVD's and saying how the
DVD/CD player is obselete, and the journo asks them how they got the DVD
onto the PC bearing in mind it's supposed to be copy protected, and the
intel guy just says "oh, there are programs on the internet which allow
you to do it"... Even intel don't "get" copyright protection....
Anyway, roll on "Blaster" infecting your TV/PVR....)