[mythtv-users] "Feature Idea - P2P" Bad Idea

Evan Alter evan at skylist.net
Wed Jul 6 16:31:13 EDT 2005


The only thing I want to add to this is that although actively promoting
stealing of copyrighted material is a terrible terrible idea for MythTV
to become a part of we have to keep our minds open to the legal use.
For example http://www.systm.org is an online TV show that is
distributed over bittorrent. So long as any p2p software is geared
towards allowing people to get that kind of content is fine.

On Wed, 2005-04-06 at 13:54 -0400, dean collins wrote:
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> I'm sitting here downloading a few torrents when an idea for a mytTV 
> feature popped into my head (it's prolly because of the heat). 
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> The idea of combining a media sharing applet into mythTV based on the 
> torrent model. 
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> In other words, as you're watching a particular TV channel, you become
> a 
> seed where others can watch the same channel you're watching. As
> others 
> connect to your server to watch the stream, they themselves become
> servers 
> which others can connect to, and the video stream would remain intact
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> long as the original seed continued to watch a particular station. 
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> I don't know if I'm explaining this well, or if I am, if what I'm
> thinking 
> is possible, but if it were, the idea of being able to increase the
> number 
> of channels you have available to could be quite exciting. 
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> Just a thought 
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> -joe 
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> I agree with what everyone else posted about this in that it is a
> really bad idea to open Myth tv to P2P ?Cease and desist? orders.
> Having said that ? this feature is really similar to the Cybersky.tv
> software from germany, they have won quite a few cases in the EU
> courts recently because they don?t actually cache the content only
> pass it on.
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> Like I said bad idea, we don?t have the funding to fight these court
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> Cheers,
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