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Holmes

Misuse of Computer

Unless the user has specifically OKed the running of mining scripts they should fall under the misuse of computer laws; the code is making the computer do something not expected by the user or required to deliver the site's content.

Unless covered in the sites terms and conditions (not buried in them) or covered by a pop-up asking if it is OK, it just can't be legal to my mind.

Having said that I can see it would be useful for funding niche/hobbyist sites and would be OK with it provided the user is kept informed.

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