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The term “Data Commons” refers to a cloud of data available for syndication. In this paper, we discuss some of the issues surrounding the establishment of a Data Commons for data related specifically to the exchange of  goods, services and information—including commerce-related data. Where there are many content sources and many content users, as in the exchange space, a clearing system that will normalize and…

Putting all distractions aside, a central issue in Craigslist vs. 3taps/Padmapper is whether a company can put data into the public domain and at the same time complain when it doesn’t like the consequences. Craigslist chose to make its user data available for indexing by search engines, which it does to drive traffic to its website. But making this data available to search engines makes…

3taps Manifesto 3taps FAQ March 7, 2012: Craigslist's Cease and Desist July 20, 2012: Craigslist's Complaint September 24, 2012: 3taps Press Release September 24, 2012: 3taps Counterclaim October 30, 2012: Padmapper Answer and Counterclaim October 30, 2012: Padmapper Motion to Dismiss November 20, 2012: Craigslist's Answer to 3taps' Counterclaim November 20, 2012: Craigslist's Answer to Padmapper's Counterclaim Novemeber 20, 2012: Craigslist's Amended Complaint December 21,…

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Greg Kidd talks about 3taps on This Week in Startups