Craigslist lawsuit over scraped listings moving forward

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A federal lawsuit filed by Craigslist against three companies over the alleged scraping and reposting of user-generated real estate listings is moving forward after a judge dismissed some, but not all claims against PadMapper, 3Taps and Lovely. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer dismissed most of Craigslist’s copyright infringement claims, saying Craigslist’s terms of use don’t give it exclusive rights to user-generated posts. But attorneys for the online classified website will have a chance to substantiate claims that self-described “data harvesting” firm 3Taps violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by gaining unauthorized access to the site. PadMapper continues to display listings from Craiglist. Source: news.cnet.com.