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.
Editor’s Pick Data harvester 3taps is countersuing Craigslist to save the internet. Believe it or not, that just might not be an overstatement.
“Craiglist was an innovator at one time,” says 3taps chief executive Greg Kidd. “But time has moved on, and the concept of what the open web is today has evolved.”
Craigslist is creating its own version of PadMapper, the apartment-rental website that overlays apartment listing over a Google Maps. The feature was caught by TPM who says it is currently being tested in San Francisco and Portland areas.
Editor’s Pick Craigslist really, really, really does not want any of its listings showing anywhere else on the web.