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    There are some PHP scripts which grab headlines from News sites, but isn't this illegal?

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    Nope.. As long as you don't grab the actual content and display it as your own without permission you can grab the links. What is the difference of having a script do it or typing it in by hand? Linking to a website is what the entire web is about.

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    I was about to post my own message about headline grabbers, but I guess I might aswell put it here.

    I have seen alot of web sites that have headlines from moreover.com and isyndicate integrated into their site, without the text ads.

    I have also seen web sites that list the top downloads, movies, (and so on) from other web sites.

    Does anyone know of a particular product that would allow me to get this type of content for my web site.

    I have looked at some stuff used by Anaconda Clipper, but is there a better solution available.

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    I use ASPHTML which is a commercial ASP component developed by Server Objects. it can request any page that is publicly accessible on the Internet and let you parse it via your own script. Another one is called ASPTear which is free. I know there is a module for PERL that does the same thing and I am sure PHP should have the capabilities to do it

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