I am wondering if there is any law against having a program execute a google search and displaying the results to the user? This would be a marketing tool where the user could count how many URL's have the word "chicken" in the title, or in the body, for example. Then this data could be saved to a database for later use.
Have I described anything that might violate the rights of the search engine provider? What about the advertising part of the equation?
If I did not show the any ads from the search engine, yet parsed through the search results, they'd be mad. But is it a violation of any explicit rules or accepted implicit Internet courtesies?
Also, if you know of any existing programs that already do this, it would save me lots of time than researching this further.