[mythtv] mythmovie grabber issue (ToS)

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 17:07:25 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 9:01 AM, Matt S. <skd5aner at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 11:28 AM, Stuart Morgan <stuart at tase.co.uk> wrote:
> Like I said - I do understand and agree with why the decisions were
> made to remove some of the grabbers used previously for weather, movie
> info, etc.  I think it's a good thing that myth is playing on the safe
> side, as I mentioned earlier.  My only question was, what are other
> people doing that _is_ legit?  That doesn't necessarily mean that what
> they are doing is actually legit, but just curious how Boxee in
> particular was doing it.  I did not intend to suggest that myth should
> just "let it slide" and go back to scraping sites that disallow it.
> At least alternatives are poping up now! :-)

Boxee is a fork of XBMC with minimal differences (mostly additions
rather than changes to the core stuff).  They are presumably using the
collection of ToS-violating scrapers that comes along with XBMC
(outside of the couple that are open sources of data).  They built the
Hulu player in to the app to acheive that, another probable violation
of ToS (and in this case, likely the law as well).

In short, it doesn't appear Hulu care any more about ToS than XBMC does.

> I suppose I'm not surprised.  Hopefully TMDB will be able to fill the
> void.  Also, it'll be nice to see some of the open TV oriented data
> sites (thetvdb) to eventually feed some additional data into myth.

There's already work done to do this part.  It'll get there.


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