What is content scraping? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Content management glossary:

Content scraping is the duplication of website content either manually, through copy and paste, or through running a site scraper program that picks up the content. 

Legitimate purposes of content scraping include data entry, data migration, content management, business analytics, competitive intelligence and reputation management. However, content scraping is often used for illegal or questionable purposes including data theft, industrial espionage and plagiarism.

Most website content is protected under copyright law. Furthermore, falsely representing even information in the public domain as original work is fraudulent. 

This was last updated in February 2014
Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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