2022 Internet Law Year-in-Review

…payment to LinkedIn (though I bet no cash will actually move), an injunction against scraping, and a requirement to dump the scraped data. So what do we make of the…

Hello, You’ve Been Referred Here Because You’re Wrong About Web Scraping Laws (Guest Blog Post, Part 2 of 2)

…or caveat, that “web scraping is legal.” The law related to web scraping is far too nuanced to make such a declarative statement. But there are no shortage of bloggers…

As Everyone Expected Years Ago, hiQ’s CFAA Wins Don’t Mean It Can Freely Scrape–hiQ v. LinkedIn (Guest Blog Post, Part 1 of 2)

…has caused.] hiQ Labs, Inc. v. LinkedIn Corp. is known—at least by casual observers—as the most pro-web-scraping case in the history of US legal jurisprudence. In two separate opinions, the…

Court Dissolves hiQ’s Injunction Against LinkedIn–hiQ v. LinkedIn

…week] Prior Coverage of hiQ v. LinkedIn Once Again, LinkedIn Can’t Use CFAA To Stop Unwanted Scraping–hiQ v. LinkedIn Ninth Circuit Says LinkedIn Wrongly Blocked HiQ’s Scraping Efforts LinkedIn Enjoined…

More Evidence of the CFAA Post-Van Buren/hiQ Jurisprudential Anarchy (Guest Blog Post)

scraping a hard-to-find URL on AT&T’s web page. The conviction was eventually vacated, but the prosecution itself was seen as a low point (along with the infamous Aaron Swartz prosecution)…

Will California Eliminate Anonymous Web Browsing? (Comments on CA AB 2273, The Age-Appropriate Design Code Act)

scraping content or posting violative content, does this provision require businesses to sue the consumer for breach of contract? More generally, this provision directly overlaps AB 587, which requires businesses…

Can Facebook Stop Data Snarfers?–Meta v. BrandTotal

I refer to “data snarfers” as businesses that aggregate (via scraping or APIs) lots of sensitive online personal information to offer analytics, business/competitive intelligence, and similar services. Academic researchers can…

Once Again, LinkedIn Can’t Use CFAA To Stop Unwanted Scraping–hiQ v. LinkedIn

…QVC Can’t Stop Web Scraping–QVC v. Resultly (Forbes Cross-Post) Multiple Listing Service Gets Favorable Appellate Ruling in Scraping Lawsuit Anti-Scraping Lawsuits Are Going Crazy in the Real Estate Industry (Catch-Up…

Database Access After Failed Negotiations Didn’t Violate the CFAA–Carfax v. Accu-Trade

…v. Savings.com QVC Can’t Stop Web Scraping–QVC v. Resultly (Forbes Cross-Post) Multiple Listing Service Gets Favorable Appellate Ruling in Scraping Lawsuit Anti-Scraping Lawsuits Are Going Crazy in the Real Estate…

Airline Sues to Stop Popular Web-Scraping Service–American Airlines v. The Points Guy (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Kieran McCarthy Those interested in web scraping legal issues had high hopes that the Supreme Court’s opinion in Van Buren v. United States last summer would provide…