Founder of Law Data Science and Legal Data Scientist, Adrian Agius, recently had a paper on data scraping published in the Journal for the Australian and New Zealand Societies for Computers and the Law.
The exploration of contemporary legal issues associated with scraping is the first of its kind in an Australian legal context and indeed one of the first in the global legal market. The paper explores technology principles in conjunction with relevant case law, suggesting possible avenues for reform and development. With increased dissemination and generation of data online, the paper no doubt signals the need for lawmakers to consider the pros and cons of scraping in society.
The paper placed first in the 2016 Student Essay competition which was sponsored by the NSW Society for Computers and Law.
A copy of the paper can be downloaded here.