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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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Well, I would like to tell you that Google gives credit to Niche content & niche pages. Becaue today's era Google work according to user search query. Like if user is looking for lions on search then Google will only find the exact information on the search, if you have the information about bears & lions on the same page then It will completely ...


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The only way that Google knows your page is about bears is that you give it content about bears when it crawls the page. When Google crawls the page, you have to choose whether it is about bears or lions. Then Google ranks the page for the appropriate term. When Googlebot crawls, it doesn't send a referrer, so you can't make the decisions based on the ...


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It sounds like you are on dangerous grounds. I assume that Googlebot will always get the same page since, according to your example, there is no search involved. But please do know that Google checks pages using domain names, IP addresses and agents other than Google's own to validate that a page is not cloaked. What you are describing falls within the ...


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Collecting the content from multiple sources it is good to learn new things but it is a NEGATIVE for SEO Because Google have one algorithm that algorithm is called as a Panda algorithm so if you copied content from other website Google may identify your website and hit with the panda update if it happen to your website rank is going down day by day... ...


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Content scraping is always worst techniques in SEO. If you working on content scraping, please come out from this method. surely this kind of content scrapped websites will get penalty from Google.


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It's worth mentioning that Panda, a Google algorithm update, deals with this specifically. Sites with large swathes of duplicate content or pages with very little content are penalized quite heavily - the idea is to prevent people who's sole purpose is the ranking of keywords. Each page either has to have a good portion of good, unique content or you need ...


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Content Scraping is not at all Good and it is a worst SEO technique (Negative SEO) which will surely harm your website in Panda update. Google will penalize those websites which are following content scraping technique. In Google support page you can find Scraped content Some webmasters use content taken (“scraped”) from other, more reputable ...



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