For instance, whether all personal information is kept private, or if it is sold to other companies for marketing and research purposes. You might think of this as the opposite of the expressed license statement described earlier in this module.
In the next lesson, you will be introduced to international copyright and trademark issues.
Craigslist versus 3Taps
In this case, Craigslist brought claims of copyright infringement against a number of defendants based on their activity of aggregating and republishing ads from Craigslist and, in the case of the defendant 3Taps, marketing a "Craigslist API" that allowed third parties to access large amounts of content from Craigslist. The defendants brought a motion to dismiss on
the ground that neither the individual ad postings nor Craigslist's compilation of them were copyrightable. The court rejected the motion, ruling that Craigslist had adequately alleged that its users' ads had a level of creativity that was not trivial and therefore sufficiently original to fall within the scope of copyright protection. It also ruled that the allegations in the complaint that Craigslist had decided which categories of ads to include on its web site and under what name were sufficient to demonstrate a minimal level of creativity to establish that Craigslist could
potentially have a copyright in the compilation of ads on its web site.
Trademarks Privacy Quiz