App overlay data on a broadcast violate Digital Millennium Copyright Act
I'm a new developer and want to create a Smart TV / connected TV app, however would like some help on the above question. I attended a meet up group where a LG presenter discussed 2nd screen apps. I asked about a SDK for overlay on top of broadcast and he shared that it was illegal and did not have any. I than shared that GTV has one social eye (third party) and shared that Yahoo TV and ESPN score center app can run along top / bottom / left / right of screen while content is being displayed.
Please help I'm not sure how to pursue my app development with the conflicting info.
The Yahoo! Connected TV platform does allow you to overlay content on the TV broadcast. The Y! CTV platform consists of three states: Dock, Sidebar and fullscreen. Both the dock and sidebar are overplayed on the TV. You may find additional detail in our documentation: http://developer.yahoo.com/connectedtv/devguide/CTV_DG_Yahoo_Connected_TV_User_Interface.html
The fullscreen state takes over the entire screen however, you do not need to use the entire screen in your UI. For example, you may display a small icon on the screen and show the broadcast TV in the background.