The Copyright Office proposed new fees for copyright applications (see here). The proposed fee for the type of applications MLSs submit constitutes a 488% increase. We thought that was unreasonable. … Read more about Copyright office proposed fee increase
The buzz and competition regarding alternative listing input seems to have waned a bit. In April 2017 when I wrote this piece, it was a hot topic. And despite it getting less press, it seems the … Read more about A conversation about Fair Input Guidelines
This piece was originally published on Inman in April 2017. In it, I posit questions I might work through with a client that is considering adopting an alternative listing and input maintenance (AIM) … Read more about Legal considerations for alternative listing input
Mitch and I had the pleasure of traveling to Austin, Texas last week for the CMLS Legal Seminar as part of the 2017 CMLS Conference. The seminar had a top-notch lineup of speakers that did a great job … Read more about CMLS 2017 Legal Seminar Recap
Larson Skinner PLLC announces promotion of Camille M. Beshara to member of the firm Larson Skinner PLLC, the Minneapolis-based law firm that serves multiple listing service (MLS), REALTOR® … Read more about PRESS RELEASE: Beshara becomes member of Larson Skinner PLLC
In the copyright strategy playbook there are offensive tools and defensive tools. We use offensive tools to advance copyright ownership and defensive tools to mitigate potential liabilities. Copyright … Read more about Clarifying Copyright Concepts: Compilation Registration and the DMCA Safe Harbor
[This post was first published at Inman on January 12, 2017.] The real estate data industry is changing at an accelerated rate. Change can be tough. Change can breed conflict. Context A dispute … Read more about Could these questions help avoid regional MLS dysfunction?
I’m very excited to announce that we’ve finally completed the first edition of Real Estate Listings & Copyright! The book is over two years in the making, we’ve invested much of our industry … Read more about Real Estate Listings & Copyright
We (Camille, Elizabeth, and I) couldn’t be happier that Brian was inducted into the CMLS Hall of Fame. He is so deserving of the honor. While I was on stage at CMLS in Kansas City, ready to say my … Read more about Brian inducted into CMLS Hall of Fame
I’m back at it after a quick trip to Inman Connect San Francisco 2015. It was a good conference, and I wish I could’ve stayed for more of it. I was honored to participate in a discussion led by Brian … Read more about Who owns the listing content?
On April 8, ListHub data will no longer flow to Zillow Group (ZG) and it’s causing consternation for many. Some of that stress centers around MLSs that have not established a direct feed to ZG. There … Read more about Direct syndication alternatives