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Ask Craigslist to Renounce Its Stranglehold On User Content



In its terms of use, Craigslist claims that its users do not have the right to copy a post from its website. In doing so, the user may be subject of up to a $25,000 fine.

This type of provision raises questions of IP law, Constitutional law, public policy and potential adverse consequences to Internet law. Further it explores the attempt by large corporations to own you and what you own.

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  • Awags

    This raises the thorny question of who exactly owns user generated content. The discussion is a healthy one and will become increasingly important. User generated content and sites are a "you scratch my back I'll scratch yours" scenario that is increasingly becoming unbalanced.