The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit heard arguments as LinkedIn attempts to have a lower court injunction in its data-scraping case against hiQ Labs dismissed, The Recorder reports. Munger, Tolles & Olson Partner Donald Verrilli Jr. said hiQ was acting without authorization when it scraped public data from LinkedIn and was in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Farella Braun + Martel’s C. Brandon Wisoff argued LinkedIn had voiced no opposition to hiQ’s data-scraping practices, only making its concerns known after the tech company was purchased by Microsoft. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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