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Re^2: help a Dutchman with hash

by nite_man (Deacon)
on May 30, 2011 at 07:28 UTC ( #907282=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: help a Dutchman with hash
in thread help a Dutchman with hash

Thanks for talking about terms of using IMDB.com. I agree with you but ... but first of all, this is a decision of somebody to grub info from IMDB of not. The module itself cannot do that :) Secondly, if IMDB.com would provide some web service. Even paid one, nobody would need to grub their info from their web site. Personally I don't care how people use the IMDB::Film. This is just a code. Nothing more.

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Re^3: help a Dutchman with hash
by Limbic~Region (Chancellor) on May 30, 2011 at 13:48 UTC
    nite_man,
    I believe it is irresponsible not to even mention in the documentation that by using your module, a user will be violating the TOS which in turn may be breaking the law. I found this article which seemed enlightening. There are also a number of sites that are providing a web API such as this one. It is unclear to me if they are downloading the text files that IMDB makes available or if they are in turn scraping IMDB. For the record, IMDB does provide a web service API for a fee (minimum of 15,000 USD) for commercial purposes and also indicates how to obtain written permission for personal screen scraping in their terms of service.

    Cheers - L~R

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