Is Web Scraping Legal?

As someone who has written a fair amount of web scraping code, I often get asked the same question.

Mariya explains it better:

Web Scraping is the practice of extracting information from websites with the use of code only. It is widely used for automation testing, marketing, HR, data science (generating databases) and many more!
And even though so many of us use web scraping on a daily basis – there are still many others claiming it’s forbidden 🙃


  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 00:46 – Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer!
  • 01:07 – Is Web Scraping Legal?
  • 02:30 – Does Web Scraping Violate Terms Of Use?
  • 05:38 – Copyrights and Fair Use


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