Stay out of jail! A primer on staying of the legal side of things with web-scraping

Today, I have a special for you: A snippet from an upcoming long-form article on Medium on my thought process behind web-scraping. The snippet for today contains some pointers on the legality of using web-scraping.

I am no lawyer. Still, I think that the following recommendation is valid:

Every time you use a web-vehicle in the wild, proceed with caution.

If you have never heard about potential legal issues when web-scraping or using a bot, I urge you to read the following in-depth article by Benoit Bernard (excellent).

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Jamie Larson