It may be legal, but is it ethical?

This is a constant question coming from researchers who are engaging with our data ethics case studies project. They are not the only ones. This is a very interesting article about a recent legal decision about web scraping, or the collection of public data for research purposes. The courts decided that the collection of such data was legal, even when it was against the web provider's Terms of Service. But is it necessarily ethical? Well that depends... Read it here.

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