- when I click on a letter or do a search, I get MySQL errors
- the pdf export does not work.
- I'm unable to log in
- how do I create an encrypted password?
- I get 'Warning: gzinflate: data error...' when trying to add a movie
- the script suddenly does not fetch movie data from IMDb.com anymore
- does it comply with imdb's terms and conditions?
Once HTMLdoc is up and running, make sure the executable is installed in <path_to_php4flicks>/print/. If you install it in another directory, you must edit the path variable in the index.php file in the /print directory.
first off, I am no expert in legal matters. If you want to be on the safe side, contact a legal counsel. Here are some considerations, anyway.
- If the operator of a site makes information on that site publicly and freely available, he cannot at the same time ask visitors of the site not to use the information the way they want. Also, what is downloaded are just plain facts that are not intellectual property of imdb; you could get the same information, e.g., from a dvd cover. As for the robots: technically there is no difference between your browser and a PHP script accessing a web server. they both just make useof the HTTP protocol, and they both do it automatically (nobody actually types HTTP headers by hand, so a browser is some sort of robot if you will.)
- the entire imdb data base is available for download (or at least used to be) so even 'normal' use of their website doesn't exactly seem to comply with their own rules.
- since I (and neither you, supposedly) never signed an agreement with imdb stating that I accept their terms and conditions, I strongly doubt they have any legal effect at all.
- the whole licence seems pretty ridiculous anyway. since when do youneed permission to hyperlink to some resource? that's just not the way the internet works.
- finally, the situation may depend on where you live. Even if the use of imdb data should be illegal under U.S. jurisdiction (which I doubt) it might still legal in other countries.
anyway, as long as you don't download their whole database and don't use the data commercially, I don't think imdb would care even if it was against their license. At least imdb hasn't complained with me yet. If they should I will of course publish their point of view on the php4flicks website.