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Master Geek


  Reply # 372242 24-Aug-2010 16:14 Send private message

Balchy: Could this be deemed anti competitive and a comcom issue? they are providing it to plenty of others who also dont have the ability to provide audience data (Skys excuse for not providing to tivo)


Great question. Anyone know the ins and outs of the laws on this?

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  Reply # 372269 24-Aug-2010 16:57 Send private message

I thought the "real" reason was that TiVo is part owned by TVNZ and a direct competitor?




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Ultimate Geek

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  Reply # 372444 25-Aug-2010 07:14 Send private message

I just lodged a complaint here: http://www.comcom.govt.nz/online-complaint-form/

Not sure where we stand but I guess someone will contact me and let me know




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  Reply # 372448 25-Aug-2010 07:36 Send private message

scuwp: I thought the "real" reason was that TiVo is part owned by TVNZ and a direct competitor?
  Sure they are a competitor but Prime and Maori allow there listings to be shown on the TVNZ online schedule.

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  Reply # 372652 25-Aug-2010 13:45 Send private message

While I freely confess that I'm not a lawyer, my understanding was that you couldn't copright mere facts.

Facts such as water boils at 100 degrees, ice floats, there flooding in Pakistan, and the Brady Bunch is on TV1 at 6pm can't be protected under copyright. Otherwise, Encyclopedia Britannica could copyright the boiling point of water, a radio station could be first with the news of flooding, and they could sue anyone else who reproduced that statement of fact using copyright law.

Therefore, as long as they stick to basic facts of programme name & channel, they should just be able to lift the schedule off freeview. If they are worried about legal issues, they could just go to court seeking a declaratory judgement first.

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Master Geek


  Reply # 373568 27-Aug-2010 13:46 Send private message

OP You should refer your friend to this post.
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=114&topicid=66794
May change her mind!





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Master Geek


  Reply # 373573 27-Aug-2010 13:51 Send private message

That was what interested her.
But with no Maori TV EPG or Prime in the foreseeable (EVER?) future, she's passing.
Shame really, its such a good system.

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