Harry Wesley Coover, inventor of Super Glue, passed away on the night of March 26th. Dr. Coover was a massive patent figure as the applicant or holder of 460 patents throughout his life. His most famous, of course, defined him in the patent spotlight.
I had a friend get in touch with me a while back about the legalities of web scraping. He found, and I’m finding too, a tremendous lack of information about web scraping. I think this is a result of there being so many strange ramifications depending on the many variables in the facts of each situation. I got interested in the legal issues involved in web scraping, and so I put together a hypothetical to test some of them out.