Flipboard - Next Big Thing? Legal?

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by Daba
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4 years, 1 month ago

Seems like a really cool app, but if Giz might have a point about the legality of it.

 

 

http://www.flipboard.com/

 

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.

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http://gizmodo.com/5594176/is-flipboard-legal?skyline=true&s=i


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