Friday, July 23, 2010

Is Flipboard Legal? [Gizmodo]

Perhaps Flipboard plans to pull a YouTube – to be acquired by a company with ~infinite legal resources, before it can be sued into nonexistence (via Louis Gray)

Social news app Flipboard was yesterday's hot new app, despite—or perhaps because of—technical problems that prevented some features from working. But there might be a bigger snag: Is Flipboard scraping content it doesn't have the rights to?

Flipboard, the new iPad app that renders links from your Twitter feed and favorite sites in a beautiful, magazine-style layout, has a problem: it scrapes websites directly rather than using public RSS feeds, opening it to claims of copyright infringement.

Is Flipboard Legal?

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