is the IMDB part legal? (1 Viewer)

sebutzu

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I noticed Media Portal (my Videos) has a part that connects to IMDB. Is this part legal? Their licence excludes robots and page scrapping...?
Anyone asked them for a written permission to do so?
 

jawbroken

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This is a good point. Their terms, however, do seem to be more worried about commercial uses of their data than private use such as seen in MediaPortal. If asked, however, they would probably be forced to say no because of the conditions in the Terms of Use. Perhaps a "don't ask, don't tell" arrangement would be best?

http://www.imdb.com/help/show_article?conditions
 

FlipGer

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    Hi,

    as jawbroken said: Don't ask, don't tell. ;)

    But reading through the conditions, this sentence, i think, is the importand one.
    Licensing IMDb Content; Consent to [b said:
    Use[/b] Robots and Crawlers:]..to use IMDb content for your non-personal (including commercial) use..

    MP is a robot or crawler if you wish to call it so. But it does not crawl or robot IMDb itself.

    The user of MP is crawling. If the user uses the information "non-personal" he has to get a license by IMDb. So the user, not MP, is doing something illegal, but only if he uses the content non-personal. But I think most users use the infos just for their own, so there is no problem.

    Everything IMHO! :)

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    wishywashy

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    Yes FlipGer, I think your correct.
    Media Portal (see it as a company) is not useing IMDB info. It is the end user that uses the info. It would be different if MP came stock with 10,000+ movie listings already embedded by IMDB sources.
     

    dhanjel

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    Yeah and MP is not exactly hiding that the information comes from IMDB either so they get their credits ;) (But they do however loose income on banners and such)
     

    CoolHammer

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    Hi,

    I think that more hits they get more valuable their marketing value will be, hense more money from banners etc they can ask.

    CoolHammer
     

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