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Screen-scrapers to the Gallows!

Posted on 14 March 2003 by Demian Turner

from Slashdot – an unprecedented case as far as I’ve heard, could pave the way for interesting developments.

A Texas court has granted American Airlines an injunction against Farechaser to stop them from using a screen-scraper to copy airfare information from their website in violation of the terms and conditions. In a stunning display of hypocrisy,’s own terms and conditions prohibit users from doing to them exactly what they are doing to The EFF is involved, but it’s unclear whether they’re supporting the enforceability of a website’s terms and conditions or Farechase’s right to violate them.

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