SCRAPING GOOGLE... A THORN IN GOOGLE'S SIDE
HatTip to John Battelle. Interesting point of view:
Daniel Brandt, Google's most relentless thorn, has released code which scrapes Google, sans ads. Techdirt covers it here. The Register (also a Google thorn) covers it here. Highlights:
Brandt fully expects Google to throw legal and technical resources at him, but says he welcomes the challenge if only to clarify copyright issues.
Google took people's free stuff and made a $50 billion business from it, he argues.