Is scraping a website allowed?
Posted on 2010-08-22
Is it okay to scrape a website for data?
It seems to me that if the data is publically available and even the source code for the page is visible through the View Source option, that scraping the website is also allowed. But I need to hear what others think about this first.
What could the website do to block scraping? Legally? Technically?
Would they need to block so that View Source fails? Is that even possible?