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Shortcuts To Web Scraping – What You Have To Do Before Scraping A Website

Today, we’re not gonna talk about scrapy. Instead we’re gonna talk about things you have to make sure you do before starting to scrape a website. It doesn’t matter if you use a framework like scrapy or a simple scraping library like beautifulsoup these concepts will help you save time. Sometimes you don’t need to …

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Is Web Scraping Legal? Top 3 Legal Issues in Web Scraping

Before 2000, web scraping was a gray area in the legal system of US. There was no¬†significant precedent around web scraping. The first time a company was sued for web scraping related activities happened on December 10, 1999, Ebay v. Bidder’s Edge. Bidder’s Edge was an aggregator of auction listings. Users could search through tons …

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