[mythtv-users] Free US/Canada Listings

Jimbo jim at jamesberwick.com
Thu Sep 6 17:31:51 UTC 2007

Andrew Gallatin wrote:
> Michael T. Dean [mtdean at thirdcontact.com] wrote:
>> OK.  I realize I'm being all oppressive and stuff, here, but here's some
>> other content from
>> http://www.zap2it.com/services/site/zap-termsofservice,0,7891102.story
>> "You agree ... not to use any data mining, data gathering or extraction
>> method."
> My opinion is if they didn't want people scraping, they should have
> kept DD open.
So if you leave your car door unlocked, it is OK for me to take your CD 
player?  They don't want people using their data for Myth and other PVR 
products anymore.  Their TOS expressly forbids you to do what you are 
proposing to do and you try to justify it and place the blame on them.  
It is not their fault you need to find a new listings source, and it is 
not their fault that their TOS says you can't scrape their data.  Just 
because you don't like the rules doesn't mean you don't have to follow them.

Your opinion is irrelevant.  Their TOS forbids scraping.  Why is this 
all that hard for people to accept?

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