[Chicago-talk] Getting quotes from the CBOE

Jay Strauss me at heyjay.com
Tue Jul 7 06:31:35 PDT 2009

Thanks for the link.  I think it's scare tactic too.  Furthermore, most home
users (who probably are the most likely users of free delayed quotes) are on
dynamic IPs, so banning IPs isn't much of preventative.

On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 6:42 AM, Jonathan Rockway
<jon-chicagotalk at jrock.us>wrote:

> * On Mon, Jul 06 2009, Jay Strauss wrote:
> > Once they put it on the web isn't the data public domain?  Isn't this
> > really just scare language?
> The data is not public domain, but this is also just a scare tactic.
> They can block your IP address, but they probably can't take you to
> court based on the user agent you use to access their website.  This was
> recently in the news, and is relevant:
>   http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/03/lori_drew_conviction_overturned/
> Basically, violating a ToS is a contract issue, not a crime.  IANAL,
> though.
> Buying the data feed is probably cheaper than writing a scraper, if you
> value your time at all.  If you are going to make money off of this
> project, it's a no-brainer.
> Finally, can someone unban my "jon at jrock.us" address?  I am really tired
> of faking the From field whenever I post to this list.
> Regards,
> Jonathan Rockway
> --
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