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
THE POSITION We are hiring because we need increased capacity to deal with a growing client base! You will provide transactional and policy counsel, with some litigation consultation. You will … Read more about Larson Skinner is hiring
We don’t often represent MLS vendors. There are exceptions. The primary basis for an exception is when the MLS vendor’s interest very closely aligns with MLSs’. This is one of those times. We are … Read more about Change the game
If you’re reading this blog, I’m guessing you've read about the latest skirmish in the portal wars. ListHub is cutting off Trulia (presumably due to a non-assignment clause or something similar in the … Read more about Zulia vs. ListHub: Manufactured Crisis?