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Submission + - McAfee accused of McSlurping Open Source Vulnerability Database (theregister.co.uk)

mask.of.sanity writes: Intel security subsidiary McAfee may be in hot water after it allegedly scraped thousands of records from the Open Source Vulnerability Database instead of paying for them. The slurp was said to be conducted using fast scripts that rapidly changed the user agent, and was launched after McAfee formally inquired about purchasing a license to the data. Law experts say site's copyright could be breached by individuals merely downloading the information in contravention to the site's policies, and did not require the data to be subsequently disseminated.
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McAfee accused of McSlurping Open Source Vulnerability Database

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