D.C. Court: Accessing Public Information is Not a Computer Crime

In a great win for OSINT and general Internet freedom (as the EFF says, “Good news for anyone who uses the Internet as a source of information” LOL), a DC court has ruled that automated tools can be used for collecting information on the web, even when a site specifically bans it in the terms of service. If you are entitled to the information via access controls, you can access it and not be a criminal.

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