Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#8325 closed defect (fixed)

Remove weather.com references and map use in MythWeather

Reported by: beirdo Owned by: beirdo
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: Plugin - MythWeather Version: Unspecified
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Ticket locked: no

Description

Track removal of possible ToS issues in MythWeather? weather.com maps.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Jonathan Martens <jonathan@…>

Perhaps [23733] should be reverted as it is taken Doppler radar images from weather.com

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by beirdo

Actually, if we are foul of weather.com ToS, *all* weather.com weather maps will have to be removed, including the one added in that changeset.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by beirdo

Owner: changed from Isaac Richards to beirdo
Status: newassigned

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by beirdo

http://www.weather.com/common/home/legal.html

In particular, in section 3B:

  • You may not modify, publish, transmit, display, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part.
  • In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made and no ownership rights shall be transferred.

From this, I'd posit that without written permission from them, we can't use their maps at all in mythweather.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by beirdo

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

(In [25182]) Since my request for clarification from weather.com has gone unanswered, I am removing the weather.com weather maps completely for TOS reasons. If we later get clear permission to use it, we can dig the code back out of SVN.

Closes #8325

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