Stories from the Web Crawling trenches in ethical standards

How do I legally scrape a website?

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 20, 2024

The internet contains a wealth of publicly available data that can be legally gathered through web scraping. However, there are important legal considerations to keep in mind, such as respecting robots.txt, avoiding server overload, and complying with terms of service. Using scraped data responsibly and properly attributing the source are also crucial.

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