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Tuesday, March 15 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Digital Content and the Legality of Web Scraping

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Web scraping - the process of using bots to systematically lift content from a website - is either loved or hated. Startups love it because it’s a cheap and powerful way to gather data without the need for partnerships. Large companies use web scraping to gain competitive intelligence, but try to block others from doing the same. However, new legislation and high profile court cases have called into question the legality of web scraping.

In this lively conversation, diverse panelists will discuss the origin of web scraping, the changing legal landscape, and the legal and technical best practices for protecting your website content.



Jonathan Bailey

Owner - CopyByte

Orion Cassetto

Dir of Prod Mrtg - Distil Networks

Rami Essaid

Co-Founder/CEO - Distil Networks

Katie Sunstrom

Atty - Lorance & Thompson PC

Tuesday March 15, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
JW Marriott - Salon 5 110 E 2nd Street