Update 2/1: Some folks using Internet Explorer had problems with the links in this post earlier today. WAVGroup fixed the problem on its server. They should work now.If your MLS is considering … Read more about WAVGroup white paper on RPR is a must-read for MLSs
We obtained a copy of the RPR MLS Content License Agreement (CLA) from an MLS client of our law firm on January 27. Our client provided a copy and said we could review it and blog about it but did not … Read more about RPR’s Content License Agreement: What am I missing?
UPDATE: Link to second part of this series.With RPR now on the scene seeking to license listing data from essentially every MLS in the country, Brian and I figured it was a good time to review the way … Read more about Where are the copyrights? Copyrights in MLS listing content Part I
"If a spectacle is going to be particularly imposing I prefer to see it through somebody else's eyes, because that man will always exaggerate. Then I can exaggerate his exaggeration, and my account of … Read more about The report of RPR’s birth is an exaggeration…
(This is Part 4 in a four-part series. I started with some definitions to get us on the same page; we then looked at NAR policy on the issue (for those MLSs that are bound by it); I provided some of … Read more about ‘Core’ vs. ‘optional’ Pt 4: Legal issues
I'm taking break from the MLS core vs. optional services series to get out this post. An email has been circulating in the MLS community that has been misinterpreted as saying MLSs have some … Read more about Extent of MLS’s VOW rules enforcement duties
Tom Jacobson and John Rees have a new blog post explaining some of NAR's recent clarifications of the VOW policy. They're less wordy than I'm prone to being, so I figured I'd link to their good work … Read more about StrategicMLS.com post on VOW policy clarifications
(Note: Shelley Specchio is CEO of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS, Inc., a host of the CMLS Conference in Lake Tahoe, September 30 – October 2. She and I have been discussing topics for the legal … Read more about Neither fish nor fowl: Mobile technologies and IDX and VOW rules (Potential CMLS topic 3)
I pointed out in last week's capstone post on the "search engine indexing of IDX series" that any policy that permits indexing of IDX sites needs to define exactly what kinds of 'search engines' are … Read more about Does ‘search engine’ = benign use of listing data?
We've considered this issue in seven posts: Part I: What's the beef? Part II: Search engine scope and data sources Part III: Search engines indexing, audiences, and their objectives Part IV: "IDX … Read more about Search engines & IDX Part VIII: Options for moving ahead
This posts covers a couple miscellaneous items I wanted to get out before doing the final post in this series. "Static pages" and "RESTful development" Mike Wurzer pointed out that my post on how IDX … Read more about Search engines & IDX Part VII: Miscellaneous items
We're almost to the end of this line, I think. I took a break for a couple weeks to think more about this and to talk to some thought leaders (and also to do a little of the work for which I get paid … Read more about Search engines & IDX Part VI: Purpose of IDX and broker expectations