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    Question Making a Software Client for a Web Site

    I want to make a non-commercial web-client for a website, which gets its content by parsing HTML pages from the original website. Would that count as copyright violation, or does it still count as fair use?

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    Default Re: Making a Software Client for a Web Site

    You're talking about scraping copyrighted content en masse from other sites without their consent? Yes, that would be a copyright violation.

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    Default Re: Making a Software Client for a Web Site

    Even if the client is distributed as an open-source application? It does not store the content, but it lets the user view it. Don't web browsers do a similar thing?

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    Default Re: Making a Software Client for a Web Site

    I'm not a psychic. I can't see your software from here, and know only what you tell me about what it will do. I'm not interested in playing a game of 20 questions, or getting a new tidbit of information every time I respond to your vague posts. If you don't want to share a full picture of what your software will do and why somebody might use it, we're stuck guessing.

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