With the proliferation of price comparison sites and news aggregators, many businesses are using automated electronic processes to scan and scrape data from third party websites. This is leading to legal disputes (such as the one between NLA and Meltwater), with many website operators unhappy about the practice. Visit this space for insight into the key legal issues.
Lorna Caddy looks at the The Newspaper Licensing Agency legal dispute with a news aggregator and monitoring agency, Meltwater.
Neil Hawley looks at whether website terms and conditions can be used to effectively prevent scraping.
Adam Rendle seeks to demystify and shed some light on when scraping is likely to amount to database right infringement.
Mark Dennis and Timothy Pinto explore the English law issues with linking online.
Sally Annereau provides an overview on how the use of scraping techniques to capture personal information from websites can give rise to data protection issues.
Mark Dennis explores the latest developments with the US "hot news" doctrine.