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[_] Currency prices

Iain Harrison iain at hairydog.co.uk
Wed Jun 12 13:11:00 BST 2002

On Wednesday, June 12, 2002 12:27:05 PM Peter wrote:

> Seen this in the HTML?

> *** LEGAL WARNING! ***
>     //
>     // IF YOU ARE READING THIS, YOU MAY BE CONSIDERING EXTRACTING RATE DATA FROM XE.COM.
>     // THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE LEGAL TERMS OF USE. DATA EXCTRACTION IS NOT PERMITTED.
>     // REDISTRIBUTION OF THIS DATA IS PROHIBTED, AND ALL USE OF IT IS STRICTLY GOVERNED
>     // BY THE LEGAL TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT LOCATED AT:
>     //   http://www.xe.com/legal/
>     // IF YOU NEED CURRENCY DATA FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, WE CAN PROVIDE IT.
>     // FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT US AT: datafeed at xe.com
>     //
>     // WE DO PURSUE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST VIOLATORS OF THE TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT.
>     //

Interesting point - if this is in as a comment, not visible on
the page, I don't think it could be held to be clearly visible to the
user.

It'd not be difficult to arrange never to see such a disclaimer yet
get the figures from the page.


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Iain
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