[vlc-devel] Subtitles downloader for VLC
Felix Paul Kühne
fkuehne.videolan at googlemail.com
Wed May 7 21:45:55 CEST 2008
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On 07.05.2008, at 21:09, Rafaël Carré wrote:
> Nothing prevents you from creating your own subtitles database, to be
> used with your own video material, with the help of this module, and a
> lua script written by you which will fetch this database.
As long as this is a website with subtitles for your own home movies,
that's correct. OpenSubtitles.Org is obviously not. Subtitles for
(commercially) distributed movies should certainly considered as as
properties of their distributors.
Not providing default websites or the lua module itself within VLC
would not be sufficient solutions for me, as the GUI and its options
still endorse the theft of intellectual property.
Please think about this and consider to talk to one of VIA's lawyers
(if available) if needed. There were similar reasons why we decided
not to include a certain module to support a certain file-sharing
application back then.
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