Another Trademark Owner Apparently Gives Up Lawsuit Against Google–Parts Geek v. US Auto Parts

…Parts and Google. It’s not clear if the venue transfer was fatal to the case, but it certainly didn’t help Parts Geek’s cause. There was an interesting competitive website scraping

Interesting Database Scraping Case Survives Summary Judgment–Snap-On Business Solutions v. O’Neil

…to anyone who thinks scraping solves a business problem they are having. If anything, this case was unusually defense-favorable because the replacement vendor (O’Neil) was scraping the customer’s (Mitsubishi’s) data…

CAN-Spam-a-Friend?–Hoang v. Reunion.com

Hoang v. Reunion.com sidesteps an eagerly anticipated legal dispute over the legality of commercial address book scraping and ‘send-to-a-friend’ emails, and also highlights the damage that can cascade when a…

July 2008 Quick Links, Part II (Non-IP Edition)

…the finger-pointing at SAP for supervising its subsidiary. Still unresolved: the size of SAP’s check to Oracle, and possible jailtime for TomorrowNow folk. * Thomas O’Toole: Illinois adds anti-scraping provision…

Jan. 2008 Quick Links (Non-IP Edition)

…a great article on scraping data from major Internet players, many of whom themselves use scraping-like methodologies to gather data: “But beneath all the kumbayas, there’s an awkward dance going…