Tuesday, August 22, 2006

RSS Feeds for Cases ... Scrape, Scrape, Scrape!

No guarantees or implied warranties here, and use this at your own risk, but....

Cool tip time!

If you're still waiting for case law RSS like I am, try this trick... Conduct an advanced search, using the date restrictors, on your favourite decision database, like this. Then, take that URL, and paste it into an HTML feed scraper like feedtier. In this case, you'll need to click on 'try refining', and then highlight one of the case names. The final result - a make-shift rss feed for new-er Canlii cases (after July 1st, containing the term 'trade-mark act'.)

If anyone knows how make Canlii sort by date, please email me -- we can make this technique even better!


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