[mythtv-users] Zap2it Labs Shutting Down?

Michael Jones mythlist at michaelandholly.com
Wed Jun 20 19:12:55 UTC 2007


Has there been an offer from the MythTV development community to help  
figure out a way to preserve this agreement?

- Michael

On Jun 20, 2007, at 3:02 PM, Chris Petersen wrote:

> Srikant Sharma wrote:
>> Is it possible for us (mythtv-users) to convince them to share the
>> data with a very limited number of users?  We users can later
>> distribute.propagate the data using some peer-to-peer protocol. This
>> will alleviate the load on their servers and we can still manage to
>> get the listings.
> Their main concern is that there are people making money off of  
> services
> that they are giving away for free.  Though I don't speak for TMS,  
> I can
> guarantee you that they'd never release listings data to the community
> for distribution (it was suggested once when DD was first  
> established).
>  Their whole point is that they don't mind individual users getting  
> the
> data (hence offering it for free on zap2it.com), but if someone is
> selling a product that uses the TMS listings, they need to pay for the
> right to do so.
> To reiterate, bandwidth is likely not a major concern, but people
> violating the terms of the user agreement are.  Without a way to  
> prevent
> it, they're shutting down the entire service.
> -Chris
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