LinkedIn Sues Bots Over Member Data Scraping

Law360, Los Angeles (January 6, 2014, 9:04 PM EST) -- An unknown number of automated software programs, or bots, have registered thousands of fake LinkedIn profiles to steal data about legitimate users, breaching the user agreement and violating copyright law, according to a complaint filed in California federal court on Monday.

The social network for professionals claims that the bots have been scraping LinkedIn’s servers since May and bypassed some of the service’s protective barriers. The suit claims that the unknown users violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act....
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