Is web scraping illegal? Am I going to get in trouble?

Actually, web data extraction from public websites is very common and in most cases is completely legal. Often website administrators will include a file called robots.txt which provides guidelines on which pages within a site are disallowed. We encourage you to refer to this file before building an API from any site. It is, therefore, up to you to determine the legality of the way you plan to use our services.

 

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