Legality of web data collection – some useful links

GENIUS MEDIA GROUP INC. v. GOOGLE LLC and LYRICFIND

Genius media group Inc. v. Google LLC and Lyricfind

August 10th, 2020: Court dismisses Genius Media Group’s lawsuit against Google and LyricFind. In the lawsuit, Genius Media Group claimed Google and LyricFind misappropriated lyric transcriptions from the company’s site. The lawsuit was dismissed on the grounds that Genius does not own the rights to the original lyrics displayed and therefore has no standing to sue either Google or LyricFind.
HiQ Labs, Inc v LinkedIn Corp

HiQ Labs, Inc v LinkedIn Corp

September 9th, 2019: In an unprecedented ruling, a court has confirmed that collecting publicly available information from LinkedIn, is in fact, irrefutably legal.

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