Craigslist cannot protect its listing under copyright law in its case against apartment listings site PadMapper, but the app may still be in hot water with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Last week, Craigslist blocked apartment search startup PadMapper from accessing its rental listings. This week, PadMapper founder Eric DeMenthon refocused on his apartments-for-rent sister service PadLister as a source to feed rental listings into both PadMapper and Craigslist … as well as several competing services.
Craigslist has blocked apartment-finding site PadMapper. Chief executive Eric DeMenthon made the announcement today on the PadMapper blog that all Craiglist-sourced rentals are being deleted from the PadMapper database.