Author Topic: Web scraping doesn’t violate US anti-hacking law, appeals court rules  (Read 268 times)

rcjordan

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Re: Web scraping doesn’t violate US anti-hacking law, appeals court rules
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 05:16:38 PM »
Scraping isn't breaking into anything, it is just enhanced information retrieval.

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Re: Web scraping doesn’t violate US anti-hacking law, appeals court rules
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 05:27:35 PM »
Linked In is in a difficult position
 - scraping is clearly not fraud
 - if they pursue a copyright angle, then Linked In would have to claim full copyright over UGC

But LM - your comment reminds me of a time way back when I helped someone create a site where he took the targeted keywords for a page, had me scrape the Yahoo! SERPS and inject them into the page. Google loved it. Then of course, at a certain point, they didn't.

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Re: Web scraping doesn’t violate US anti-hacking law, appeals court rules
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 05:53:54 PM »
>Google loved it. Then of course, at a certain point, they didn't.

The days of that type of experimenting were fun.  At one point I was retrieving DMOZ pages, stripping out the HTML, reversing text and serving the content to the search engines.  This was before Google, back when Inktomi was the biggest player.  It worked well for a while.