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Re: The Ethics of Webbots

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 17, 2004 at 21:22 UTC ( #391898=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The Ethics of Webbots

It depends on what you do with it. I scrape lots of websites which have TOS against that, but its for my personal use only, and i'm just saving myself few clicks of the mouse. I'm not generating any extra traffic or doing anything maliciouse, so i don't consider it unethical (i'm just browsing).

However, if I were to try and somehow make money with this data, I would consider it unethical (and IANAL, I'd probably be legally liable).


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