Sunday, June 3, 2007

No Feed, No Mashup, No Mapplet?

John Herren's Blog quotes the Terms of Service for Google Labs and concludes that scraping and mashups are prohibited. Hmm ... maybe. If a Google Trends Mapplet is allowed, then why not a Mapplet or mashup for Hot Trends?

Perhaps the problem is not making a mashup, but making one on a site that isn't hosted by Google. On this view, making a feed with a non-Google service could be a problem. Accordingly, I've deleted the Hot Trends feed.

In any event, I won't proceed with a Mapplet or mashup unless and until I figure out what's permitted by the TOS.

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