LinkedIn Will Go To Supreme Court Over Data Scraping

Law360 (January 27, 2020, 3:28 PM EST) -- LinkedIn is planning to ask the U.S. Supreme Court whether it's illegal for a tech startup to "scrape" the site's publicly available information in order to resell it, calling it an important question that has divided lower courts.

The social media giant on Thursday was given more time to file a petition for certiorari challenging a September ruling by the Ninth Circuit that said a startup called HiQ Labs Inc. didn't violate federal hacking laws by harvesting member profiles without permission.

In seeking the extension, LinkedIn told the justices that such commercial scraping posed a "recurring and important question on which...

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