PREVENTING SITE SCRAPING →
mikeash on HN has it right: Trying to essentially DRM your web site so that it’s human-readable and not machine-readable is not only inherently impossible to do effectively (like any DRM), but is also solving the wrong problem. How (really) to prevent site scraping: Don’t publicly post useful data, or… Provide an API for accessing the data. Ta-da, problem solved.
Google Infringed On Oracle Copyrights, Jury Finds →
parislemon: I would say “case closed”, but we all know how much Google loves the word “open” — they’re asking for a mistrial. This is a non-event. A lot of misleading headlines today. Have any reporters actually bothered to read the court transcripts? The jury was instructed to assume that APIs are copyrightable. Whether or not this assumption holds true has...