[mythtv-users] tv_grab_au: can't get rex-1.2.4 to work.
redcane at redcane.homelinux.org
Wed Aug 30 08:46:42 UTC 2006
On Wednesday 30 August 2006 11:43, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Aug 29, 2006, at 6:24 PM, Bruce Nordstrand wrote:
> > Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> >> On Aug 29, 2006, at 5:16 PM, tj wrote:
> >>> Not to sound like an a-hole, but making them pay for server
> >>> bandwidth
> >>> for your PVR isn't the solution. Maybe someone could put them in
> >>> touch with the zap2it people and get some ideas on how to please
> >>> everyone?
> >>> I'm sure this has been mentioned several times already. But I'm
> >>> very confident the overhead costs in this server traffic will be
> >>> trumped by the extra revenues they receive from advertisers due to
> >>> the increase in viewership.
> >>> So much politics is involved in protecting things that hurts
> >>> everybody. But then Australia in reality run by people who are so
> >>> out of touch..........
> >> ...which is why I suggest contacting someone who owns the content
> >> you're trying to use and explain the situation. Help them to provide
> >> you with XML files of the listings. It lowers their bandwidth needs
> >> and increases viewership. Everyone wins. They probably already have
> >> it in XML and use XSL to build their HTML pages. As it stands, they
> >> see a bunch of robots sucking up their bandwidth who aren't clicking
> >> on their ads and want to stop it.
> > Brad
> > I understand where you are coming from but here in Australia they are
> > not interested in supplying anything to the PVR community. Currently
> > there is one broadcaster trying to sue a guide provider over copyright
> > and another waiting in the wings seeing what the outcome is. Here,
> > even
> > TV guide data is classed as copyright, as is telephone numbers (ie
> > phone
> > book). I am sure for a few thousand dollars they would provide some
> > data
> > for the PVR community, but definately not for free. Even our laws
> > stipulate that recording anything from a TV broadcast is breach of
> > copyright, so anyone with a VCR or PVR is breaking the law by using
> > it!!!
> > Cheers
> > Bruce
> Now I understand. Looks like a business opportunity to me. Provide
> guide data for a fee and give back a percentage to all broadcasters
> who supply content like the iTunes Music Store business model. You
> could even charge per channel. :)
And then you would be sued, as Icetv (the only commercial guide data provider)
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