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Web crawlers may breach UK copyright

Taking "temporary copies" illegal. Reading free websites from work poss bre

   
10:32 am on Jul 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The appeals court has ruled that web crawlers require a license to take even temporary copies of a site. It may have ramifications in other cirumstances.

[prca.org.uk ]
[paidcontent.co.uk ]

I am trying to find a copy of the ruling.
11:37 pm on Jul 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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it looks like the ruling was worded to affect any and all user agents, not just web crawlers.

i wonder if they would consider the memory in the video card to be a "temporary copy"...
2:02 am on Jul 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Is this another of those things like cookie legislation where the people who wrote the rules are simply clueless about what they're actually doing? Maybe they could ask their 20-year-old interns to explain it to them.
 

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