The owner of an internet database (the name is confidential) v a ‘data scraper’


Reference:

Date:
5th January 2010

Court:
High Court

Comment:

Malcolm acted for the Claimant/Applicant in relation to an application (heard in private) for without notice and with notice relief against a data scraper, which was granted at both stages. This case was different from the usual cases of this sort by reason of the sophisticated way in which the ‘scraping’ had been effected, through over 1,000 internet protocol addresses, and the alleged excuse for such scraping, namely to try to sell the database owner an allegedly improved protection system.


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