This is an intriguing legal development that may have far reaching implications on intellectual property and privacy fronts. The fact that current legal standards cannot appropriately address web scraping means that our US laws are woefully outdated and unable to tackle the challenges of a highly technical and quickly evolving society. Agility should be an important component to all future legislative processes.
I am not going to go into a deep review of this particular piece of legislation. This article does a fairly good job explaining the relevant points. I am mentioning this because we as an empowered group of citizens need to do our research and understand our privacy rights and how they effect various criminal and international investigations. Please continue to educate yourselves.