The Latest Legal Trends In Data Scraping And Ownership

Law360 (August 17, 2020, 1:51 PM EDT) -- For many people, the best place to start learning is the internet. From casual browsing to competitive intelligence, publicly available data is one of our best sources of information. With the explosion of artificial intelligence, scraping data from public websites to train AI models has become the new normal. But to some, data scraping almost seems like hacking.

In May, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled in Compulife Software v. Newman that scraping publicly available data can be an "improper means" for acquiring a trade secret, and the U.S. Supreme Court is considering a petition for a...

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