The years-long legal battle between Craigslist and 3taps has finally come to a close, resulting in the longstanding case being settled. 3taps will shut down, and the company agreed to pay Craigslist $1 million as part of the settlement. Craigslist will in turn donate that money to the Electronic Frontier Foundation—$100,000 each year over the next 10 years.
The case began in July 2012 when Craigslist sued PadMapper, a site that created a better interface for Craigslist apartment listings, and 3taps, which scraped Craigslist data and made it available to other websites.
Craigslist accused both PadMapper and 3taps of copyright infringement, breach of contract, trademark infringement, and unfair competition among other allegations. Months later, 3taps counter-sued. Both suits will now end as a result of the settlement.
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