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Please see the google reference documents for more information. A useful tool to build a query for what you require can be located here


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It would be better to do it yourself. You don't want to rely on an API (if it goes down or it gets discontinued). More often than not, relying on external APIs will slow down the load times of your site. As you probably already know, page speed is a ranking factor.


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I think that you need to host images by yourself. It will be better, and you will be safe (your images always will be yours, but any DB can install hotlink protection).


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(IANAL, and laws and norms vary widely throughout the world, but certain things tend to remain consistent due to IP treaties. If you have a professional issue outside of your specialty, consult with a profesional.) Generally, legally, an API is not considered to be "intended for public consumption" unless it's actively documented as a public API, with ...


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What you are talking about is likely fine. You are hyperlinking to information then transforming it. In Perfect 10, Inc. v. Amazon.com, Inc.,[19] the Ninth Circuit again considered whether an image search engine's use of thumbnail was a fair use. Although the facts were somewhat closer than in the Arriba Soft case, the court nonetheless found the ...


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While closetnoc has discussed the issue of the data itself, there's a larger legal concern: you are not authorized to access the API offering the data. The baseline for most computer crime laws involves the notion of "unauthorized access to a computer system". You should not confuse this reference to authorization in the legal sense with the concept of ...


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One thing that doesn't seem very clear in the other answers here... Whether it's "legal" or not, first and foremost, depends on the country. If we're talking about the United States, for example, then using the data itself is not illegal. However, I'd advise you to use the real data from the US Census. They offer tons of data through what they call TIGER ...


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Let me be clear. There is one thing I know fairly well, it is copyright law. I am not a lawyer, however, knowledge of copyright was a constant requirement of my consultancy for 30 years. As an added bonus, I consulted primarily to telecos and often worked with subscriber data and data analysis and presentation of said data for sale and re-use. I am at least, ...


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It is legal as long as you do not have to enter a password to get it, but some less sophisticated companies may claim hacking and sic a lawyer on you anyways. You must be prepared to defend yourself. You will be found not guilty, as they are publishing their data to the public, but it might cost to defend yourself. Prosecutors and cops defer to ...


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It probably depends on the nature of the data. Pure data (think telephone directory) cannot be copyrighted. So a list of cities from an API should be fair game to copy and show to users. However, if that API has descriptions of the city those descriptions would fall under copyright law and you wouldn't be able to use them without violating copyright. If ...



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