TOS Supports Injunction Against Web Scraping–Southwest Airlines v. Kiwi

…Competitor in Scraping Case — CollegeSource v. AcademyOne Anti-Scraping Lawsuit Largely Gutted–Cvent v. Eventbrite Interesting Database Scraping Case Survives Summary Judgment–Snap-On Business Solutions v. O’Neil Facebook Gets Decisive Win Against…

Comments on Arkansas’ “Online Marketplace Consumer Inform Act” (SB 470)

…To thwart this, online marketplaces will surely deploy stronger anti-scraping efforts, which might accelerate the development of more anti-scraping jurisprudence. online marketplaces are required to provide a phone number for…

More Perspectives About Van Buren v. US (Guest Blog Post)

…read as a narrower interpretation of the CFAA than hiQ Labs. For example, I think it may be possible to revisit issues of scraping beneath a valid log-in after this….

Do We Even Need the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (CFAA)?–Van Buren v. US

…many other applications of the CFAA. Employee misappropriation is covered by trade secrets. Scraping is covered by contracts, copyright, and more. Hacking is covered by many other legal doctrines, including…

Facebook Can Block Scraper (For Now)–Facebook v. BrandTotal

…I’ve mentioned in the hiQ post, scraping cases pose a complex mélange of policy considerations, so it’s not surprising that courts are struggling with them. However, the hiQ opinion is…

hiQ Labs v. LinkedIn Corp., the Web Scraping Saga Continues (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Kieran McCarthy hiQ Labs v. LinkedIn Corp. is arguably the most important case in the history of web-scraping jurisprudence. In 2019, the Ninth Circuit concluded that “when…

Facial Recognition Database Vendor May Not Qualify for Section 230–Vermont v. Clearview

…Claims. Rather than talk about publisher/speaker claims, the court seems to repeat that the state’s claims target first-party actions, not third-party content, such: “as screen-scraping photographs without the owners’ consent…

A Closer Look at a Troubling Anti-Scraping Ruling from Spring–Compulife Software v. Newman (Guest Blog Post)

…of web scraping without further clarification leaves scrapers open to sweeping allegations of trade secret misappropriation. And since the determination of how much scraping is too much scraping is a…

Ninth Circuit Says LinkedIn Wrongly Blocked HiQ’s Scraping Efforts

…Fight Against Competitor in Scraping Case — CollegeSource v. AcademyOne Anti-Scraping Lawsuit Largely Gutted–Cvent v. Eventbrite Interesting Database Scraping Case Survives Summary Judgment–Snap-On Business Solutions v. O’Neil Facebook Gets Decisive…

2H 2018 Quick Links, Part 4 (Trespass, Contracts)

…to the CFAA in attempt to police against unwanted web scraping. Yet despite the rise in both web scraping and lawsuits about web scraping, practical advice about the legality of…