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Join backyard conversation + lend an idea or skill to a hackfest + meet with Knight Foundation during office hours!  
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Saturday, March 12 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Digital Content and the Legality of Web Scraping @ #IdeaDrop

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Jonathan Bailey of the session "Digital Content and the Legality of Web Scraping" joins us at the Library Idea Drop House. This event is live streamed.

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.

He 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

Saturday March 12, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm CST
Library Idea Drop House 1706 Garden St Austin, TX

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