To Scrape or Not to Scrape: The Uses and Misuses of Web Scraping
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To Scrape or Not to Scrape: The Uses and Misuses of Web Scraping

When: Oct. 17th
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Where: Sidley Tech Forum Webinar
United States

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Please join us for a webinar to discuss the uses and misuses of web scraping.

Web scraping is the process of extracting large amounts of data from websites using software robots or 'bots.' The extracted data can be used for a variety of purposes, including monitoring competitors, creating new products, or trading in the capital markets. The practice has become so widespread that some experts estimate bots are responsible for most website visits across the internet.

This webinar will provide:

  • An overview of the evolving legal restrictions on web scraping
  • A discussion of the claims most often implicated in scraping disputes
  • A look at the impact of the Ninth Circuit’s recent blockbuster decision in hiQ v. LinkedIn


The era of Big Data has arrived, and there’s no bigger storehouse of data than the web. That’s why web scraping has applications for most modern businesses, from e-commerce to financial services to sports. But as pervasive as web scraping is, its legal foundations are not always clear.


  • Scott Nonaka, Partner, Sidley
  • Rollin Ransom, Partner, Sidley
  • Kevin Rubino, Partner, Sidley


Sidley Austin LLP is an accredited MCLE provider in IL, NY and CA. CLE credit for this program is pending.

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