Public facts are public property.
People have the ability to discover publicly available facts about items offered for
exchange. These facts are public property, and are made discoverable without a need to ask
Open access requires equal access.
Factual data is accessible to all on an equal basis, meaning that people have access to the
same body of data at the same time.
Exchanges are for verified but privacy preserved persons.
Depending on the preferences of the seekers and providers to an exchange, identity
information may be fully revealed, partially revealed, or fully anonymous.
Metadata is portable and stays with exchange postings.
Information such as usage, commentary, payment, feedback, etc. about an exchange constitute
metadata for which there are private and public rights and responsibilities that are
persistently affixed to the posting in question.
Controversies are flagged, not censored.
Exchange postings flagged by the community are immediately denoted as such and are ommitted
from “safe search” results. All persons retain the right and ability to override and view
content that other members of the community have flagged – except for content that i) may
violate legitimate claims of privacy or confidentiality (see Section 3); ii) are subject to
a claim of copyright infringement (see Section 4); or iii) that violate any of the
provisions regarding abuse denoted in Section 2.2.
Open Access Manifesto
Craigslist attempts to thwart the 3taps data commons through onerous copyright,
trademark, and access litigation has given us a chance to do some soul searching on what
"Open Access" for the web really means for competition, innovation and user
rights. Please read our Manifesto and FAQ on
these points below.
- 3taps Manifesto
- 3taps FAQ
- Craigslist's Cease
and Desist - March 7, 2012
Complaint - July 20, 2012
- 3taps Press Release - September 24, 2012
- 3taps Counterclaim - September 24,
- Padmapper Answer and
Counterclaim - October 30, 2012
- Padmapper Motion to Dismiss -
October 30, 2012
- Craigslist's Answer to 3taps' Counterclaim - November 20, 2012
- Craigslist's Answer to Padmapper's Counterclaim - November 20,
Amended Complaint - Novemeber 20, 2012
- 3taps Amended
Counterclaim - December 21, 2012
Amended Counterclaim - December 21, 2012
- Padmapper Answer - December 21,
Amended Motion to Dismiss - December 21, 2012
- Padmapper Proposed Order
Granting Limited Motion to Dismiss - December 21, 2012
Charta, re: "Magic Words" for Intellectual Property Rights - February 19, 2013
- Order Granting
in Part and Denying in Part Motions to Dismiss - April 30, 2013
- 3taps Press Release - April 30, 2013
- The What and the Why
of It: 3taps' Dispute with Craigslist - May 2, 2013
- 3taps CFAA Brief - June 7,
- EFF Amicus Brief - June
- Craigslist Response to Motion to Dismiss CFAA - July 2, 2013
- 3taps Reply to Motion to Dismiss CFAA - July 12, 2013
- Order Denying Motion to Dismiss CFAA - August 16, 2013
- 3taps Statement Regarding craigslist's Misuse of the CFAA - August
- HIQ Labs v. LinkedIn - August 14, 2017
Brief HiQ vs. LinkedIn - November 20, 2017
- Amicus of EFF, DuckDuckGo and Internet
Archive on HiQ vs. LinkedIn - November 27, 2017
- Amicus of 3taps in Response to
Amicus from Craigslist on HiQ vs. LinkedIn - November 27,
- Amicus of
Scraping Hub to HiQ vs. LinkedIn - November 27,
of EPIC on HiQ vs. LinkedIn - October 10,
of Craigslist on HiQ vs. LinkedIn - October 10, 2017
of CoStar Group on HiQ vs. LinkedIn - October 10, 2017
- Public, Private, or
Anonymous - December 8, 2017
- HiQ vs. LinkedIn Appellant's Reply
Brief - December 11, 2017
- Victory! Ruling in hiQ v. Linkedin Protects Scraping of
- Ruling in hiQ v.
Linkedin - September 9, 2019