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Re: To what extent would you protect your site?

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:05 pm
by Dog Cow
I can see how that would work for generic bots, and even I have measures put in-place to stop mindless bots, but if I (or anyone else) has decided to specifically scrape your site, then we are going to write a specialized bot just for the purpose (if we're serious about it, that is).

Re: To what extent would you protect your site?

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:50 am
by smithy_dll
Umm, copyright laws are there to protect everyone. From there it is only a matter of much much time and money you want to spend enforcing copyright. Obviously large companies have more of both.

Re: To what extent would you protect your site?

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:04 am
by Elitzur
cfsdoc wrote:This forum has been flagged as using spyware and that has reflected on my website. Is there anything that can be done other than removing the forum?
All you have to do is remove the SpyWare from your forum, deleting it is un-necessary.

Re: To what extent would you protect your site?

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:13 am
by thecoalman
Dog Cow wrote:I can see how that would work for generic bots, and even I have measures put in-place to stop mindless bots, but if I (or anyone else) has decided to specifically scrape your site, then we are going to write a specialized bot just for the purpose (if we're serious about it, that is).
That's only one example and the most common one. There are of course many other things you can do to prevent scraping especially if you have root access. Ultimately you could get a site but it would be a lot of work if someone was trying to prevent it.