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The Murky Legality of Scraping Public APIs

Author: Mohan Ganesan

Date: Feb 20, 2024

APIs provide easy access to public data, but scraping them may be illegal. Factors like rate limits and terms of service impact legality. Best practices include respecting restrictions, citing sources, and not selling or spamming with scraped data.

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