Redfin Must Defend Copyright Suit Over Property Photos–Stross v. Redfin

…No. 17-50046 (5th Cir. Apr. 9., 2018) Related posts: Redfin Defeats Copyright Claims Due to MLS License Agreement Anti-Scraping Lawsuits Are Going Crazy in the Real Estate Industry (Catch-Up Post)…

Researchers’ Challenge to CFAA Moves Forward–Sandvig v. Sessions

…the plaintiffs’ vagueness and non-delegation arguments. __ This decision is ground breaking. More like earth shattering. You need only to get to the court’s statement on scraping (“scraping plausibly falls…

Top Internet Law Developments of 2017 (Very Late)

…At minimum, the Supreme Court ruling celebrated Internet exceptionalism–a powerful throwback to the seminal Reno v. ACLU case 20 years earlier. * hiQ v. LinkedIn. hiQ’s injunction against LinkedIn’s anti-scraping

LinkedIn Enjoined From Blocking Scraper–hiQ v. LinkedIn

…in Scraping Lawsuit Anti-Scraping Lawsuits Are Going Crazy in the Real Estate Industry (Catch-Up Post) College Course Description Aggregator Loses First Round in Fight Against Competitor in Scraping Case —…

1H 2017 Quick Links, Part 5 (Advertising, Contracts)

…In Defense of the Long Privacy Statement, Md. L. Rev. * CouponCabin LLC v. Savings.com, Inc., 2017 WL 83337 (N.D. Ind. Jan. 10, 2017): In a scraping case, denying a…

Redfin Defeats Copyright Claims Due to MLS License Agreement

…Redfin Corp., 2016 WL 4718197 (W.D. Tax. Sept. 6. 2016) Related posts: Anti-Scraping Lawsuits Are Going Crazy in the Real Estate Industry (Catch-Up Post) Using Scraper to Harvest Records Isn’t…

Q2 2016 Quick Links, Part 4 (Marketing, Privacy, Contracts)

…Oracle v. Rimini Street, Inc., 2016 WL 3344377 (D. Nev. June 13, 2016). I last blogged this case in 2010! This is primarily a case over scraping customer support manuals…

Scraping Lawsuit Survives Dismissal Motion–CouponCabin v. Savings.com

We blog pretty much every scraping case we see; we just don’t see many of them. As I’ve told you before, scraping is ubiquitous but of dubious legality. Today’s case…

FTC Wins Deception Case Over Faux User-Generated Content–Fanning v. FTC

…it called “seeding”). Sometimes sites gather content from elsewhere (e.g., via scraping). There are high profile examples of this. Does this now mean that such sites have to have disclaimers…

CSS and HTML Code May Be Copyrightable–Media.net v. Netseer

…evaluate its conclusion. You wonder whether this will affect the scraping landscape. Copyright claims are always part of a scraping plaintiff’s arsenal, and this supports the view that copying a…