OK, before you criticize my choice of title ("Hey, Brian! 2003 called, and it wants its snarky remark template back!"), hear me out.The Council of MLSs wrote a letter to NAR earlier this month … Read more about NAR: 1994 Called, and it Wants its Photo Policy Back!
After about five months of work with almost 20 of the leading MLSs in the U.S., we're really excited to announce the formation of the MLS Domains Association. You can see the press release on the … Read more about MLS Domains Association Formed
This post continues the more detailed look at the RPR agreement that we began last week. We are still referring to “Version 2010.01.22” of the agreement. In this post, we’ll consider what uses RPR … Read more about RPR MLS License-What RPR can do with data
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
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