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Plug-ins: fair use or requires site permission

Postby gottadoit » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:11 am

Hi,

I am considering (I am pretty sure I will) write two plug-in for two adult sites and two for "rare DVDs" (at least in the US of A), My question is do you need the site's permission or does this fall under fair use or is this a function of country that the website is in?

I would image if I don't want problems you must get permission!?

Any advice would be helpful,

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Re: Plug-ins: fair use or requires site permission

Postby Conor » Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:56 am

Your plug-ins are for personal use and you should not have any problems with that. If you then decide to share them with other users we can ask for permission and make sure they are okay. Of course you can always be absolutely sure and ask for permission even before creating them for personal use. Another good tip is to change the user agent field for your request in the plug-in. This gives any site administrator the ability to block your plug-in or limit access. To do so use change the NSURLRequest to NSMutableURLRequest and then:

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if ([request valueForHTTPHeaderField:@"User-Agent"])
   [request addValue:@"Gottadoit-Plugin" forHTTPHeaderField:@"User-Agent"];
else
   [request setValue:@"Gottadoit-Plugin" forHTTPHeaderField:@"User-Agent"];


You can also read the robots.txt file for a website and make sure you follow the rules there, but that is bit more complicated to implement.
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Re: Plug-ins: fair use or requires site permission

Postby gottadoit » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:07 am

Great advice and very logical. Thanks Conor.

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