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…

Using Scraper to Harvest Records Isn’t Fraudulent Access Under CFAA–Fidlar v. LPS

…Description Aggregator Loses First Round in Fight Against Competitor in Scraping Case — CollegeSource v. AcademyOne * Anti-Scraping Lawsuit Largely Gutted–Cvent v. Eventbrite * Interesting Database Scraping Case Survives Summary…

Another Competitive Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails–Infogroup v. DatabaseLLC

…defendants’ databases provided evidence of trade secret misappropriation. But web scraping can’t be trade secret misappropriation when it involves publicly accessible data because, by definition, that data can’t be a…

Q4 2014 & Q1 2015 Quick Links Part 4 (Potpourri)

…others to obtain Facebook accounts to run ads which were never paid for. * Law360: Craigslist Submits $2.1M Judgment Deal In Site Scraping Suit. Related post. * Medium: The Troll’s…

QVC Can’t Stop Web Scraping–QVC v. Resultly (Forbes Cross-Post)

…in 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…

Equivocal Email Exchanges Don’t Transfer Copyright Ownership

…Frost Court Rules That Instant Message Conversation Modified the Terms of a Written Contract — CX Digital v. Smoking Everywhere Multiple Listing Service Gets Favorable Appellate Ruling in Scraping Lawsuit…

Q3 2014 Quick Links, Part 2 (Content Regulation)

…LinkedIn censors its members in China…globally * Google settled the stockholder lawsuit over selling illegal pharmaceutical ads. Prior blog post. * GigaOm: Craigslist is ramping up its anti-scraping liquidated damages….

Company That Facilitates Digital Access to Public Records Uses CFAA to Block Scraper

…Dworkin. That case involved accusations of theft around scraping, and the court said that given the legal uncertainty around scraping, these types of statements were not actionable. The court here…

Calling Out Scraper for “Stealing” Data Is Not Defamatory – Tamburo v. Dworkin

…“is based on nothing but conjecture.” __ These claims are an interesting twist to the underlying scraping dispute between the parties. Scraping is a classic Internet law topic and a…

Craigslist Wins Routine But Troubling Online Trespass to Chattels Ruling in 3Taps Case (Catch-up Post)

…Craigslist tried to shut down 3Taps’ scraping, first by blocking its IP addresses and then by sending a cease-and-desist (C&D) letter. When those didn’t work, Craigslist sued for, among other…