Screenscrapen Expressly Permitted

CheapTickets wins again and may also continue to give Ryanair tickets now it’s official. The District Court of Hamburg decided complaint procedure and not for the first time in a regular in an urgent procedure for CheapTickets that intermediation of Ryanair tickets from CheapTickets is legally in order. According to the national court, the use of Internet technology “Screen-Scraping” is further expressly permitted. Thus CheapTickets can read future data from the Web page to the imparting of flight tickets. Court was decided on February 26, 2010, is that unlike communicated by Ryanair, no violation of database rights. Ryanair had tried to prohibit the placement of Ryanair flights CheapTickets.

Thus, Ryanair has now failed in first instance. This judgment confirms our business model. We did it as first flight brokers in Germany, in a complaint procedure Ryanair as legit successfully to defend against the method of screen scrapings. This is for the entire tourism industry and for the consumer a important milestone. We are pleased to provide our customers with tickets of all airlines including the low-cost carriers therefore also in the future”, as Thorsten Reinhardt, brand manager of Together with the Munich IT rights Dr.

Philipp Suss, and Dr. Thomas Fischl, CheapTickets against Ryanair had been successful in the years 2008 and 2009 before the Landgericht and Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt am Main in an urgent procedure. In the interlocutory injunction was banned there Ryanair, to explain the tickets booked via to the customer for invalid. At that time, Ryanair had refused to accept ticket bookings via third-party. This was heavily criticized by numerous consumer protection organisations, travel associations and the policy and declared by the Court as inadmissible. General information about CheapTickets,,, and. for more information,. About CheapTickets: was founded in 2001 and within a very short time to the largest travel portal in the Netherlands developed. in Germany was launched in 2007. for for Austria and Switzerland followed in the same year. The headquarters of the German reservation is in Saarbrucken, Germany. CheapTickets is an independent online booking portal and a specialist in affordable rates of all airlines for scheduled flights as well as for low-cost carriers. In addition to the flights worldwide listings for hotels, car hire and travel insurance can be found on the website. CheapTickets travel group is a subsidiary of the Dutch leg.

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