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…