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Can a /robots.txt be used in a court of law?

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There is no law stating that /robots.txt must be obeyed, nor does it constitute a binding contract between site owner and user, but having a /robots.txt can be relevant in legal cases.

Obviously, IANAL, and if you need legal advice, obtain professional services from a qualified lawyer.

Some high-profile cases involving /robots.txt:

And you'll find lots of discussion over at Groklaw.