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Re^4: [OT] Ethical and Legal Screen Scraping

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Jul 26, 2005 at 22:44 UTC ( #478391=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: [OT] Ethical and Legal Screen Scraping
in thread [OT] Ethical and Legal Screen Scraping

I had misunderstood that you were saying that the law itself is unethical. I think that distinction was probably lost on many others as well.

However, as I think the subsequent discussion clarified, my views are not as simple as saying that thou shalt always do what robots.txt says. (Paying attention to it does not mean that you necessarily agree or do what it says...)

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Re^5: [OT] Ethical and Legal Screen Scraping
by wazoox (Prior) on Jul 27, 2005 at 05:32 UTC
    Well, I probably wasn't clear enough myself. And fortunately it's not yet exactly a law but a jurisprudence AFAIK, which is somewhat better (if a law comes someday to draw the line...)

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