Web Scrapping is the process or technique of extracting data or information from a website.The scraped or extracted data is collected and then exported into the human user friendly format.Is Web Scrapping legal?
To be honest, it depends upon the type of website. If the information or data is available publicly, then there should not be any restrictions for scraping it unless the website owner prohibits the practice of web scrapping.
But on other hand, if the data of the website is available only for a limited number of people or for a limited period of time then most probably scrapping those websites without permission can be illegal.
Ways of web scrapping
Web scraping can be done both by manual and automation tools.
In manual, it takes a lot of time and effort to scrape the data from a website because here we are scrapping data using the manual copy-paste.
On other hand, using automation tools save a lot of time and effort. A huge amount of data from any website can be scraped within a few seconds with the help of such tools.