[vlc-devel] Subtitles downloader for VLC

Pavlov Konstantin thresh at altlinux.ru
Thu May 8 11:54:30 CEST 2008

On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 09:45:55PM +0200, Felix Paul Kühne wrote:
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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.

I think that possibility to transcode rented media (e.g. DVD) should be
removed as well, as it endorses the theft as well.

> 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.

It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.
		-- Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace)
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