Whether you ultimately win or lose, playing the litigation game can cost more money than most businesses can afford. Of course, there’s always the chance someone will sue you, warranted or not, but here are some tips for minimizing risk with Web-based content.
1. The difference between linking and scraping.
Contrary to popular belief, providing attribution for content you’ve copied and pasted (a.k.a. “scraping”) does not protect you from liability. If anything, it increases the risk you’ll get sued by alerting the content owner to the infringement. Of course, scraping someone else’s blog content is a no-no.