So, Having read the new XBL TOU, one stand out clause is this:
1.9 Are there things I can’t do on the Services? You must not use the Services to harm others or the Services. For example, you must not:
•Use any automated process or service (such as a bot, a spider, periodic caching of information stored by Microsoft, or metasearching) to access or use the Services, or to copy or scrape data from the Services;
So I have to ask: Does Gamertag Nation use Scraping? Under the new TOU, it could be interpreted that not only does anyone who directly scrapes violate the TOU and risks banning, but anyone who uses a service that scrapes could risk banning (such as TA or raptr) could be banned under the TOU.
I have chatted with Eric, and he is using APIs from other sources, the same ones I have used on futiles.net to play with gathering and scoreboarding. This is the reason for the limited updating, though.
These sources are independents, and can only support so many requests per hour.
It is odd that they updated the TOU to that, though, as TA DOES scrape.
As info, scraping has always been against the TOU. I honestly don't know what the original language was, but, that is why there was always some negative attitudes between some of the original XCDP sites and TA when it came out. TA was added to XCDP long after it launched, and it did EVERYTHING via scraping.
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