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You may own your content now, but who profits from that labor in the future may be a different story.
if your business model depends [on] click-throughs to retrieve publicly available information, I would rethink the business model.
joined:Apr 13, 2002
...but the idea that one party can take, repurpose and profit from the endeavours and intellectual property of another, with total impunity, does not fit within my concept of "fair use".
What I'm finding most interesting is breaking down the idea of a fact, and how someone can come to the conclusion that they're the owner of that piece of information.
Google asserts that the SERPs are it's legally protected free speech, a product of editorial opinion
Googles answer to "What Is Robots.txt"
The Robot Exclusion Standard, also known as the Robots Exclusion Protocol or robots.txt protocol, is a convention for advising cooperating web crawlers and other web robots about accessing all or part of a website which is otherwise publicly viewable.
joined:Oct 29, 2013
Robots.txt is simply a set of instructions that defines which robots can/cannot access which parts of the website. It is a statement that defines what can be indexed…. that's it. Period.