Instamotor Agrees To Pay Craigslist $31M, Stop Scraping

Law360, New York (August 4, 2017, 6:22 PM EDT) -- Instamotor Inc. has agreed to pay Craigslist Inc. $31 million and stop scraping contact information and other content from users' posts in order to repost them to its own used-car listing service, according to a stipulated judgment filed in California federal court Thursday.

According to the agreement, Instamotor hired a team in the Philippines to copy content from the classified advertising giant's website, including users' contact information and pictures. The team in the Philippines then sent emails to the Craigslist users seeking more information, which it used to create unauthorized advertisements on the Instamotor website, the agreement said.

"Defendant harvested Craigslist...

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