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Re: Bug#550860: ITP: gnaughty -- downloader for adult content

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 16:57:19 -0400, James Vega wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 4:43 PM, Michael Gilbert
> <michael.s.gilbert@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 22:27:25 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> >> On mer, 2009-10-14 at 16:23 -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> >> > the key litmus test is: does the application depend solely on non-free
> >> > information to function properly.  these google applications fail
> >> > this test because the licensing of the data itself is at the user's
> >> > discretion.  hence, they are permitted in main.
> >>
> >> I don't really think clive use data licensed at the user discretion.
> >
> > i agree, clive only functions properly when it has access to the
> > non-free content on youtube, so it would pass my litmus test, and should
> > be moved to contrib.
> What makes youtube content (or any of the media content from the many
> other sites clive supports) automatically non-free?  Doesn't it depend
> on how the media's author has decided to license their work?

if i recall, youtube has a specific usage agreement (i found [0])
applicable to all of its content, which for all intents and purposes
would likely be declared non-free if reviewed for dfsg-freeness. hence,
access to youtube content through youtube itself would be considered
non-free due to that usage agreement; even though dfsg-free content may
be hosted there.

i've never used clive so i do not know what the usage agreements say
for the other supported video sites.


[0] http://code.google.com/apis/youtube/terms.html

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