Illegal scraping is systematic theft of data and intellectual property available on a web site. Let’s say a business has several online directories, and publishes its intellectual property - addresses, businesses listings and names - on the sites. This information is free for anyone who wants to scrape data from website A or B just as long as they comply with the terms and conditions of the site. That’s all good until a malicious techie decides to scrape data from website B and systematically downloads large amounts of information for personal gain.
Whether the thieves scrape data from website A or B, the owner of the site loses control over the data which they have built with much time and money in order to give customers the best products or service available. It is because of this thievery that Scrapedefender.com is exploding in popularity for its data protection service.