Craigslist’s terms of use ruled ‘impermissible’ as copyright complaints dismissed


A California court has dismissed Craigslist’s copyright claims against 3taps, PadMapper, and Lovely, finding that the company’s terms of use didn’t actually prohibit the defendants from using its data. The three sites all operate businesses based on Craigslist postings, and Craigslist’s efforts to shut the challengers out of its data has led to a protracted battle in the courts. Judge Charles Breyer ruled that although Craigslist’s posts were “original” enough to warrant copyright protection, its terms of use didn’t give it an exclusive license on users’ posts, meaning that it doesn’t have the legal standing to sue for infringement.

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