[mythtv-users] "Feature Idea - P2P" Bad Idea

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 6 18:24:25 EDT 2005

Man... have to tread lightly here... I sure don't want MythTV in any 

    -+-    I Like My MythTV   -+-

(ooppss.. hope I don't get sued for that...)

Evan Alter wrote:

>The only thing I want to add to this is that although actively promoting
>stealing of copyrighted material is a terrible terrible idea for MythTV
>to become a part of we have to keep our minds open to the legal use.
>For example http://www.systm.org is an online TV show that is
>distributed over bittorrent. So long as any p2p software is geared
>towards allowing people to get that kind of content is fine.
>On Wed, 2005-04-06 at 13:54 -0400, dean collins wrote:
>>Feature Idea - NEW 
>>I'm sitting here downloading a few torrents when an idea for a mytTV 
>>feature popped into my head (it's prolly because of the heat). 
>>The idea of combining a media sharing applet into mythTV based on the 
>>torrent model. 
>>In other words, as you're watching a particular TV channel, you become
>>a seed where others can watch the same channel you're watching. As
>>others connect to your server to watch the stream, they themselves become
>>servers which others can connect to, and the video stream would remain intact
>>so long as the original seed continued to watch a particular station. 
>>I don't know if I'm explaining this well, or if I am, if what I'm
>>thinking is possible, but if it were, the idea of being able to increase the
>>number of channels you have available to could be quite exciting. 
>>Just a thought 
>>mythtv-users mailing list 
>>mythtv-users at snowman.net 
>>I agree with what everyone else posted about this in that it is a
>>really bad idea to open Myth tv to P2P ?Cease and desist? orders.
>>Having said that ? this feature is really similar to the Cybersky.tv
>>software from germany, they have won quite a few cases in the EU
>>courts recently because they don?t actually cache the content only
>>pass it on.
>>Like I said bad idea, we don?t have the funding to fight these court
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