2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Digital Content and the Legality of Web Scraping

Tuesday, March 15
9:30AM - 10:30AM

JW Marriott
Salon 5
110 E 2nd St

Web scraping - the process of using bots to systematically lift content from a website - is either loved or hated. Startups love it because it’s a cheap and powerful way to gather data without the need for partnerships. Large companies use web scraping to gain competitive intelligence, but try to block others from doing the same. However, new legislation and high profile court cases have called into question the legality of web scraping.

In this lively conversation, diverse panelists will discuss the origin of web scraping, the changing legal landscape, and the legal and technical best practices for protecting your website content.

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Jonathan Bailey at SXSW

Jonathan Bailey



Jonathan Bailey is a blogger at Plagiarism Today and a copyright and plagiarism consultant at CopyByte.

Jonathan works in helping content creators protect their work online including content tr...

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Katie Sunstrom at SXSW

Katie Sunstrom


Lorance & Thompson PC

Orion Cassetto at SXSW

Orion Cassetto

Dir of Prod Mktg

Distil Networks

Orion Cassetto joined Distil Networks as Director of Product Marketing in 2015, bringing with him nearly a decade of experience in the Cyber Security industry. His strengths include competitive str...

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Rami Essaid


Distil Networks


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