• Petitioned CRAIGSLIST

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To call off its cease-and-desist order of SV start-up Padmapper.

    1. Amanda Soskin
    2. Petition by

      Amanda Soskin

      Alameda, CA

Padmapper is a tool, a service; one which is fair, transparent and respectful of its sources. Padmapper uses clever technology and user friendly features to lend simplicity and efficiency to the process of matching those in need of accomodation with those with supply. For CraigsList to order Padmapper to no longer sweep its listings, is contrary to CraigsLists very premise, to serve for public good.


Message from Padmapper:

Bye Bye Craigslist :-( By ERIC | Published: JUNE 22, 2012

It’s with a heavy heart that I must announce that PadMapper is no longer including Craigslist rental listings – they’re currently being wiped from the search index. I recently received a Cease and Desist letter from Craigslist, and wasn’t able to get a meeting or convince Craigslist’s lawyer that PadMapper was beneficial to Craigslist and apartment hunters in general. They allow mobile apps to display their listings if you buy a license from them, but not websites.

If you or any of your friends that PadMapper has helped would like to weigh in and tell them how PadMapper has helped you search through Craigslist, you can contact them at:

jim@craigslist.org – Jim Buckmaster, CEO
craig@craigslist.org – Craig Newmark, Founder

If you do contact them, please, please keep it civil. Perhaps if they see how many people PadMapper has helped, they’ll be willing to consider changing their minds.

PadMapper still has a lot of other sources, I’ll be adding more, and I’ll keep mapping pads, but it’s a sad day for pad mapping and apartment hunting. Craigslist is a really important source of apartment listings, and I hope we can get it back someday.

Thanks everyone,
Eric ☮

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    Reasons for signing

    • Barry Brian DRESHER, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Jim, It looks like both of you want to be helpful. If any future revenues come of this, surely you can agree on some future revenue sharing split. In the meantime, please cooperate and work out a deal that everyone can live with for everyone's benefit. Thanks.

    • Jason Pratt WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      It's like CL is trying to freeze the world in 1999.

    • Devin Rhode BIWABIK, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      I've used PadMapper to find a -place to live- 4 times, and am in need of finding a place again in the coming weeks.

    • Declan McKiernan SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Pad Mapper was instrumental in helping us find a place to live in an unknown city. Can't believe a site as useful as this is being threatened by Craigslist - come on Jim & Craig!


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