02
NOV
2011

Bodog online poker scraped

Bodog claims scraping is used in extortion racket. The US sportsbook Bodog is trying to prevent pokerscout  from screen scraping information about their players. Bodog claims this is to make life harder for professional poker sharks to pray on their recreational players. What is...
27
APR
2011

Canadian real estates aggregator looses screen scraping court case

Zoocasa  a real estate aggregator site in Canada has lost a court case against Century 21 Canada over the rights to screen scrape information off their website. The court found that Zoocasa breached the copyright of Century 21 when taking pictures and listings from the site even...
24
MAR
2010

Ryanair triumphs again in screen-scraping case

Ryanair now has the right to sue screen-scraping companies after winning another court case in Germany, it emerged this week. The budget airline had already triumphed in a January lawsuit against Vtours, a German website which used screen-scraping techniques to resell some of its...
25
FEB
2010

Facebook Octazen purchase: Scraping troubles ahead?

It recently emerged, through news provider GigaOM, that Facebook had acquired little-known Malaysian start-up Octazen Solutions, but questions have arisen as to why the social networking giant has made the purchase. Some suggestions have hinted that Octazen is a talented web...
15
FEB
2010

Screen scraping: Copyright and intellectual property issues

Safeguarding business data can prove vital to the maintenance of a company. Screen scrapers are a threat to firms’ information and can be a danger to their intellectual property (IP) as well. Indeed, it appears that cybercriminals are still targeting important business data...
02
FEB
2010

Protecting personal data from screen scraping

Social network data harvesting is something that could be a concern for those scared of screen scraping, but there are simple steps that people can take themselves to stop their information being appropriated. Internet safety and security expert Linda Criddle recently noted how...
29
JAN
2010

Simplifying screen scraping in 2010

With the turn of the new year, many will take on fresh approaches to aspects of their life and work. Perhaps they will need to take a new stance on their attitudes to data and screen scraping as well in 2010, with some predicting that it will become a more widespread problem in...
28
JAN
2010

The winners and losers of screen scraping

Screen scraping has affected many companies in both negative and positive capacities. When it is the former, however, there are both winners and losers, as has been seen in the past. One company that is taking the fight to screen scrapers, and has been doing so for some time now,...
27
JAN
2010

Is ScrapeSentry (ASSASSIN) the answer for screen scraping battle?

There are other ways besides to blocking screen scraping other than implementing Sentor’s ScrapeSentry service. But how useful are these other methods and what are they? Well, one of them is captcha, which will be familiar among many web users. When people encounter...
22
JAN
2010

Ryanair celebrates victory in fight against screen scraping

Ryanair is celebrating a victory against screen scraping after the Regional Court of Hamburg ruled that carrying out the action in order to resell the airline’s flights is unlawful. The court also banned German website Vtours from screen scraping Ryanair’s website. In...