[mythtv-users] OT: Zap2it Labs Email

John Kuhn kuhn at razorsys.com
Mon Nov 1 16:55:04 UTC 2004

I believe SageTV is one of the culprits..


Geoff Scott wrote:

>Received from Zap2it Labs today.
>An Open Letter to the Zap2it Labs Community:
>We at Tribune Media Services and Zap2it.com have been privileged to
>offer a TV listings service to the open source and freeware
>communities so that the many innovations in electronic program guides,
>digital video recorders, and recommendation engines could continue to
>flourish. This free-of-charge service is at risk, however, due to the
>actions of several businesses seeking to exploit our generosity so
>that they can make greater profits.
>When you signed up for Zap2it Labs, you agreed to a contract that
>states the service is available for non-commercial, personal use only.
>A few commercial entities have chosen to ignore these contractual
>terms in order to receive television listings without paying. We know
>who these entities are; you know who they are.
>These violations must end.
>If you purchased a hardware or software product that receives its
>television listings from Zap2it Labs' DataDirect or, indirectly,
>through XMLTV, you may be violating our contract. It is critical that
>you and your vendor abide by our contractual terms, lest everyone
>suffer the consequences.
>If you have any questions about this issue, or suggestions for how to
>ameliorate the situation, please feel free to contact us at
>mailto:labs at zap2it.com
>Jay R. Brodsky
>Tribune Media Services
>Well, they may know who the violators are, but I don't.
>And since I'm not smart enough to know who the violators are, I'm
>probably not smart enough to form my own opinion about this letter. 
>Do I agree with Zap2it and demand some heads be place on some very
>large pikes, or do I start scanning for black helicopters and run
>around yelling that Zap2it will start charging us because of the
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