[mythtv-users] Free US/Canada Listings

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu Sep 6 19:19:57 UTC 2007

On 09/06/2007 02:58 PM, Phill Wiggin wrote:
> IIRC, Myth originally used scraped data.  From that standpoint, Myth
> was founded on these "violations". Pre DD days, screen-scraping is
> what we had.  Wasn't it just as 'illegal/immoral/unsavory' then as it
> is now?  In light of SD, I understand the feeling that scraping
> discussions are 'taboo'.  But, it seems unfair and downright
> hypocritical to reprimand people (even in the courteous manner I've
> seen in this thread) for discussing topics on this list that were an
> integral part of Myth in the past (and as I understand it, can still
> be used with Myth).
> I'm not berating the people having this discussion.  As a matter of
> fact, I think this is the appropriate forum for the discussion.  Were
> this the SD list, I'd 100% agree with Mike Dean and suggest it be
> continued off-list.  But, since the Myth supported scraping (as a
> primary input, no less) and the list previously discussed scraping, I
> see no reason that it shouldn't continue to be discussed here.

If the past were our moral compass...  :O

Did you pay any attention in your history classes?  :)  Besides, as
technology matures, laws/interpretations of the laws tend to catch up.


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