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Legal status of web scraping?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by stebok, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. stebok

    stebok Newbie

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    I can't seem to find a clear answer to the legality of using web scrapers, other than it may violate the TOS of the website, how do they find out and enforce legal action?
     
  2. irmscher

    irmscher Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Man, good proverb: "Stay out of the kitchen if you can take the heat". Legal action is too much for scraping, in worst scenario they'll just ban you.
     
  3. Cleverchristopher

    Cleverchristopher Registered Member

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    I scrape 24/7 - I get about 1-2 DCMA take downs a month. I respond to those within 12 hours to keep my hosting company happy - I'm not the least bit worried about it.