In many occasions in computer science I saw papers that analyze social network data also released these data, such as
without explicit license granting. My question is: Will practices like these face potential legal challenges? For example, YouTube terms state that:
You agree not to access Content through any technology or means other than the video playback pages of the Service itself, the Embeddable Player, or other explicitly authorized means YouTube may designate.
where Content is defined as:
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