Bloomberg Law: OpenAI’s Legal Woes Driven by Unclear Mesh of Web-Scraping Laws

July 5, 2023

Megan Iorio, senior counsel at the Electronic Information Privacy Center, said the issue with most web scraping cases is they usually involve only two parties: the website owner and the scraper.

“The judge in the district court and the Ninth Circuit had a difficult time acknowledging the harm that resulted from the scraping, and that’s in part because the users whose information was scraped were not before the court,” Iorio said of the LinkedIn case, where she was part of an amicus brief highlighting the violations of users’ privacy.

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