Your Web Scraping Legal Questions, Answered.
There are a few websites online that purport to answer the question of “whether web scraping is legal.”
That’s the wrong question to ask.
The right question to ask is what your business must do to follow the laws that pertain to web scraping where you do business. Driving a car is perfectly legal when you’re following the rules of the road. But of course, you can engage in any manner of careless or dangerous actions while driving that will get you in varying degrees of legal trouble. Not only that, but some driving behavior that is perfectly acceptable in one place can get you in big trouble in other places.
So too with web scraping. To know whether web scraping is legal, you need to understand the nuances of legal jurisdictions, ever-changing legal precedents, and the full range of laws that apply to web scraping.
Our firm is here to help you get it right and stay on the right side of the law. We’ve published the most comprehensive legal guide to web scraping that exists. And we’ve read every legal case on web scraping that’s been published. We also regularly contribute to the academic and scholarly discourse when important cases arise.
No other law firm has expertise in web scraping like our firm does.
If you’re nervous about your business’s web scraping practices and want to understand how to minimize the risks for your business, contact us for a free consultation today.