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LinkedIn loosed major court case. Judge says scraping is totally legal.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lovefishin, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. lovefishin

    lovefishin Newbie

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    A while back I was using Scrappy to scrape Craigslist for all of the real estate listings and published on my own site. I got a cease and dissist letter from Craigslist. I complied and stopped scraping. But now Craigslist can kiss my ass after a judge ruled scrapping is totally legal. Check the article below.

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/09/victory-ruling-hiq-v-linkedin-protects-scraping-public-data
     
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  2. ExperimentalSEO

    ExperimentalSEO Junior Member

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    Meanwhile in Europe, https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/30/c...ch-as-eu-dpa-lays-down-radical-gdpr-red-line/
     
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    BetaRayOLC BANNED BANNED

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    That is really a great news. Now we basically could start messing up with everything available publicly on the internet. I just got something in my mind now heh
     
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  4. Gogol

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    Like I have always said, public data is public data! If you don't want someone to scrape/read your content, just don't freaking make it public... Good to know they lost the case.
     
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    You got a notice and you stopped scraping? Why?
     
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    These companies do have deep pocket lol. Unless someone wants to go for a head on collision, it's pretty logical to stop what they were doing. :)
     
  7. lovefishin

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    Because I was a noob. I didn't know then what I knew now and also my ethics have seemed to change over the years. I grew up in a strict rule following family. Now I'm quite the rebel haha
     
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