Issue #217
6 Dec 2020
Well argued thread from Tricia Wang defending the act, art and science of web scraping - the automated collection of public data. As Tricia makes clear in this thread, the practice is foundational to a great deal of the modern internet, powering indie tools to global applications. It’s also essential to sourcing community, yet it might soon be considered a criminal act. Must read thread
PS: the Van Buren highlights the risk of out of touch legislators who have the power but not always the competence to make rulings of this type; see AB5