[mythtv] Proposal for Zap2It labs

Justin Moore justin at cs.duke.edu
Wed Jul 4 21:52:08 UTC 2007

My understanding is that Zap2It is discontinuing the free listings
because some "home" users were using the data for money-making purposes.
Assuming they saw their listings being used, why not use an old
cartographer's trick; introduce subtle errors into the data for each
customer and when you see another set of listings, figure out which
"home" customer is leaking the data.  See


This would help Zap2It track down the ones leaking their listings, allow
us TOS-abiding users to keep our listings, and generally keep everyone
happy.  Obviously there are more details to work out, but this general
approach could be feasible.


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