H.M. Kienle , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Victoria Univ., BC, Canada
D. German , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Victoria Univ., BC, Canada
H. Muller , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Victoria Univ., BC, Canada
Researchers involved in Web site reverse engineering are often not aware of potential legal implications of using someone else's Web site for experimentation. Even if researchers are concerned with legal problems, there is little guidance available. This paper explores the legality of Web site reverse engineering with the intent to raise awareness among researchers about this issue. The discussed legal issues encompass copyright, contract, and trespass law.