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How to build an e-commerce scraper
Web Scraping

How to build an e-commerce scraper

Percival Villalva
Percival Villalva
Extracting data from e-commerce websites is one of the most common use cases for web scraping. Luckily, most e-commerce stores follow similar design patterns, and once you understand them, it’s not that difficult to write a few lines of code to get the data you want.
13 min read
Is web scraping legal?
Web Scraping

Is web scraping legal?

Ondra Urban
Ondra Urban
Web scraping is legal if you scrape data publicly available on the internet. But you should avoid scraping personal data or intellectual property. We cover the confusion surrounding the legality of web scraping and give you tips for compliant and ethical scrapers.
17 min read
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