Content rights

Bob Bradlee caveguy at
Thu Jan 15 10:48:32 CST 2009

The question of streaming or distributing ones own or licences content is not a question here.
Nor is the greay areas surrounding our hobby is under discussion. 

Please understand, some of us on this list are very sensitive about licensing, ask anyone in the Broadcast 
industry, they will tell you there is no such thing as Free Broadcasting someone is always paying the cost.
Content producers and broadcasters truely dont care about personal use or "low power" attempts at 
shareing content, but you do not want to tangle with their lawyers over distribution rights and be wrong!

Word of warning, do not leave a back door open to the public internet or the "Bots" WILL find it,
and there are Vampire lawyers out there who feast on Bots droppings, leaving their prey very much 

Contact me off list if you want a more detailed example or three :)
But Lets end it here, please .....

The other Bob

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:48:39 -0500, Dan Gahlinger wrote:

>No it's not!
>you can stream any of your own content, or creative commons, or public content,
>or free content online all you want.
>There is absolutely NOTHING illegal about any of that!

>If you want to stream your collection of home movies, or even other public things,
>or say you have a band and stream your own music or videos, that's totally legit, and your right.

>and, you can also stream (download) from online sites, of any publicly broadcast material, free,
>or other content.

>The original replier to my message "assumed" there was illegal activity and wrote meaning and extra
>words into my posting that were not there.

>it's only the dinosaurs that think you can't enjoy media without doing something questionable.

>> From: caveguy at
>> To: cctalk at
>> Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 09:18:37 -0500
>> Subject: Re: Content rights
>> On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:07:09 -0600, Jim Brain wrote:
>> >I'm not sure I follow this.  If this guy uses MythTV to save all the 
>> >shows to NAS for time-shifted viewing, how is that "illegal"?
>> Using MythTV or a PVR to time shift is not a problem, but the origional
>> comment was "setup a NAS device and stream everything from online to their systems"
>> and streaming online is a crime, as is distribution to others.
>> "from online to their systems" indicates someone is distributing them to him.
>> Had it been worded "from on air or live to their system" I would not have commented.
>> The other Bob


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