[mythtv] Obtaining TV Listing Data and also Gist.com Closing

Matthew S. Hallacy poptix at techmonkeys.org
Sat Apr 26 08:12:21 EDT 2003

On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 09:15:36AM -0700, John Hurliman wrote:
> I believe what you're proposing is a data piracy network, exactly what 
> Tribune fears. If the data is originally taken from zap2it.com or one of 
> their clearinghouses and redistributed through another company or a 
> grass-roots network/server, it's information theft. If you are proposing 
> to pull listings out of the Guide+ or some over-the-air tv listings, 
> please post the code to do it! Would kind of defeat the need to pull TV 
> listings off the net :).

As I clearly said, I was proposing that the XDS/Guide+ data be collected
and shared between clients. Not web scraping, not 'information theft'.

As for defeating the purpose of it all, not everyone gets XDS data for
various reasons.

> John Hurliman

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