Commercial Law Breakfast Seminar - Web Scraping: Business Tool or Data Theft

Event Info

Wed 21 Oct, 2009 at 7:30am
DMH Stallard Offices
6 New Street Square, New Fetter Lane
London, EC4A 3BF, UK (Map)
Cost: Free (Booking form on website)


DMH Stallard’s Commercial Group are hosting a Breakfast Seminar for businesses which place a large amount of content online.

The Seminar will help you to:

  • gain an insight into the pros and cons of scraping
  • understand the legal issues of scraping
  • get a snap shot of emerging anti-scraping technologies
  • protect your business against data theft
  • assess when you can and can’t scrape

The Seminar is aimed at:

  • businesses who have a lot of content on the web
  • businesses looking to exploit third party web content
  • senior executives at both

Delegate places for our Breakfast Seminar are free so please book your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Please register online or click here to download a booking form.

Key speakers:

Nigel Ridgeon who heads the Analysis and Information Team at Technology and has been involved in a wide range of Search projects and Advertiser Product developments.

Marino Zini, Sentor Managed Security Services UK, is an expert in Information Security, Internet managed hosted services and Internet connectivity.

Helen Trendell, Digital & Search Marketing Manager at SiteVisibility, has worked both client and agency side within the publishing, financial services, telecoms, marketing and IT sectors.

Programme details

8.30am Registration and coffee

9.00am Introduction by Chair, Frank Jennings, Partner, DMH Stallard

9.20am The Scraping Menace: How to detect it and block it? Marino Zini, Managing Director, Sentor Managed Security Services UK

9.35am Operating the Yell Anti-Scraping ASSASSIN! Nigel Ridgeon, Head of Analysis of Information, Technology

9.50am The Risks and Rewards of Data Scraping for SEO, Helen Trendell, Digital & Search Marketing Manager, SiteVisibility

10.05am Q&A Panel

10.30am Networking and coffee

About DMH Stallard LLP

Described as “business people who happen to be lawyers” DMH Stallard LLP is a law firm that quickly gets to the heart of the issue to provide the right commercial response for its client. The firm operates in the mid-market acting for larger private companies, plcs, private sector clients, entrepreneurs and high net-worth individuals. Its 55 Partners and 232 staff operate from London, Gatwick, and Brighton. The firm was named Best Managed Firm 2007 at the MPF European Practice Management Awards.

About and Yell

Launched in 1996, is a leading local search engine and major online advertising medium for UK businesses. It provides users with a direct route to finding a business or service online using keyword, type of business, or company name and location as search criteria. Users can review relevant search results and quickly determine the right business for their needs. is part of Yell, a leading international directories business operating in classified advertising markets in the UK, US, Spain and Latin America through printed, online and telephone-based media.

About Sentor Managed Security Services UK

Leading Scandinavian Information Security provider since 1998. Providing managed security services and expert Information Security to organizations around the globe.

  • 24/7 managed security operation and Incident Response.
  • Real Time Managed Security Services include management of appliances and systems such as Firewalls, IDS, IPS, Application Firewalls, Log Management Systems, Access Control Systems.
  • World leader in Anti Scraping detects and blocks Scraping in Real Time.
  • Expert Systems developed by Sentor which detects and classifies alerts on web based systems.
  • Information Security policy and Incident response planning and design.
  • Expert assistance during critical security events and breaches.
  • Expert Witness and Information Security Forensics.

For more information about Sentor, please visit our web site at

About SiteVisibility

SiteVisibility is the 17th largest Search Marketing Agency in the UK supporting , Gala Casinos, Lexis Nexis, uSwitch, Air Partner, Cardsave, Stannah, RSPCA and other ambitious challenger brands who rely on the internet for their business growth.

With 20 search engine marketing specialists employed in Brighton, the company’s mission is to be its customers’ first choice partner for internet marketing. “Our speciality is Search; we are pro-active, flexible and innovative and our customers trust us. We invest in our people and our reputation is to identify and deliver business benefits on an ongoing, transparent and mutually profitable basis.”

The company shares its internet marketing expertise through publishing one of the UK’s most popular search marketing blogs, Apple Pie and Custard as well the most popular “Internet Marketing Podcast” series in the world. The series can be found in the iTunes top 10 business podcasts.



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