Craigslist Expands Legal Battle Against Spammers

Craigslist is taking its battle against spammers back to federal court.On Monday, the classified advertising site filed four lawsuits in the northern district of California against companies and people offering tools that automate the mass posting of ads on the site.Craigslist is suing Red Trumpet, a San Francisco company that runs the Web site Craigsup; Eddie Temple, an Internet marketer; and several individuals, some named and others still anonymous, who appear to be in the business of online advertising. Craigslist is charging that they infringed the company’s copyright and trademark, and were in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, among other claims. The company has sued a smattering of spammers in California courts over the last year.

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