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Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers by Michael Schrenk

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Copyright

One way to keep your webbots out of trouble is to obey copyright, the set of laws that protects intellectual property owners. Copyright allows people and organizations to claim the exclusive right to use specific text, images, media, and control the manner in which they are published. All webbot developers need to have an awareness of copyright. Ignoring copyright can result in banishment from websites and even lawsuits.

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Before you venture off on your own (or assume that what you're reading here applies to your situation), you should check out a few other resources. For basic copyright information, start with the website of the United States Copyright Office, http://www.copyright.gov. Another resource, which you might ...

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