[mythtv-users] Zap2it going away
jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Jun 21 18:37:44 UTC 2007
On Wed, Jun 20, 2007 at 10:08:27PM -0500, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> On 6/20/07, Bryan Halter <bhalter at armyofpenguins.com> wrote:
> >I'd gladly throw in $5/month as a last resort if it would keep MythTV
> >going in the US.
> Nothing about zap2it is going to make MythTV go away. MythTV had listings
Using a program guide source that's not beyond reproach leaves
everyone of us and the project as a whole vulnerable to legal shenanigans.
The RIAA is already in the business of mass suing end users. I think it's
naive to think that something along these lines would not happen to us.
> before data direct using XMLTV and I'm sure that it will continue after
> zap2it labs using XMLTV.
> The sky isn't falling
The people that "own" the data don't want to give it to us. The
same reason they stopped giving it to us is the same reason they would
have to hunt down screen scrapers in general.
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