Sorry for the quite long post, but there's quite a lot to say about this topic!There has been much discussion of a National Association of REALTORS® policy, which NAR officially refers to as “display … Read more about “Franchisor IDX indexing”: Misnomer and mistake
Updated Feb 16, 2011: Revision to definition to address IDX Additions are underlined, deletions struck through. There has been a great deal of talk and writing lately about MLS/broker listing … Read more about A Listing Syndication Discussion
NAR’s board of directors adopted a policy at its meeting in New Orleans in November regarding “Display of IDX Information by Real Estate Franchise Organizations.” This post looks at the policy from a … Read more about IDX “indexing”: What’s so special about franchisors?
Many MLSs are expanding the data they permit to be displayed in IDX – including off-market statuses and fields they previously excluded. This is in response, in part, to the arrival of VOWs and to … Read more about Online Contracting: Extending legal rights over data pirates?
Recently, some major players in the industry, including CoreLogic (formerly First American), Move, Inc., and NAR’s subsidiary RPR, have offered an exchange to MLSs: access to software/interface tools … Read more about Issues for MLSs to Consider Before Licensing Their Data to Third Party Vendors
4/26/10 SEE IMPORTANT UPDATES BELOW (Based on follow up email we received from RPR today. Look for additions and deletions.)For the last two months, MLS execs and brokers have frequently asked me, … Read more about Pinning Down the RPR Strategic Proposition
As I explained in my last post, ownership in the copyrights in the data content in an MLS is 'scattered' in most MLSs: The MLS (or perhaps its MLS vendor or both jointly) owns the copyright in the … Read more about Copyrights in facts and copyright licenses: Copyrights in MLS listing content Part II
(BNL Note: This post comes from the CEO of a Medium/Large MLS. Like all posts of this kind, views expressed here are those of that author, not necessarily of our companies or our clients.) Dale Ross … Read more about MLS exec comments on RPR and its license agreement
Elizabeth has begun a series of posts about copyrights in MLS content. I believe another in that series is coming out tomorrow.With this post, I want to point out another basis of rights in listing … Read more about Brokers’ rights to control uses of their data and the RPR license agreement
RPR has so far refused to post the text of the RPR MLS Content License Agreement online. RPR’s president Marty Frame said (in a comment to a previous post about the agreement) that he hoped more of … Read more about Text of the RPR agreement and ‘public debate’
The following comes from George Percel, a Florida broker and former association/MLS manager. I offered to share it with MLSTesseract readers. (I added the links to his text. Like all posts of this … Read more about Broker comment on RPR
John Rees has offered another checklist for MLSs considering licensing data to RPR.John's list of questions takes a decidedly more legal perspective than Mike Audet's (mentioned in yesterday's post). … Read more about Another checklist for MLSs considering licensing to RPR