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Scraping pages to get prices can be considered as OpenData

There's a big difference between “available to the public” and “belonging to the public”. By accessing a privately-owned website, you are accepting its terms and conditions. These conditions typically ...
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Using data on healthsites.io for small project

Since the data is released under Open Data License (ODBL), have a look at the TLDR Legal for ODBL. From your description, it seems like your use of the data indeed fits the conditions of the license.
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Why is opencorporates considered open data when nothing can be downloaded?

That's a great question. Seems like the data itself is under an open license but the company charges for API access to it, presumably for the effort they've gone to consolidate the data and for ...
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Is public information obtained through FOIA an example of Open Data?

Data obtained through FOIA is open data. Before it was attained, I would argue that it is not, as it was not being released. Data previously published on a government website was and still is in ...
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Scraping pages to get prices can be considered as OpenData

I think it depends of the nature of the site, not only the terms and conditions. In the case of privately owned health medicine information, it could be an exception because of the nature itself of ...
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tongue image opendata

Wikimedia Commons has hundreds of open images of tongues: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tongues https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Human_tongue Merit: They are open-licensed (...
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From an entrepreneur's perspective, are there reasons to open data?

As others have mentioned the visibility is important. It also gives you a chance to benefit from the work of the crowd. If you are a large company, then your competitive advantage is probably one ...
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What's the difference between Open Data and Big Data

Big Data. I think the point has been missed about "Big Data". It doesn't need to be large in volume. There are historically (from 2001) three tenets of big data high volume (e.g. Facebook, Google ...
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