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> Fair use does not give you the right to wholesale scrape content

Yes, it potentially does. There are court cases establishing precedent that copying something in its entirety can still be fair use, as well as law and court cases establishing specific allowances for archives/libraries/etc.




There's probably an argument where archiving a particular site as a whole has some compelling public interest--say a politician's campaign site. But it seems unlikely that would extend to randomly archiving (and making available to the public) web sites in general.

I've always been told that fair use--as a defense against a copyright infringement claim--is very fact dependent.




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