The MLS Technology and Emerging Issues Subcommittee (TEIS) of NAR’s Multiple Listing Issues and Policies Committee is at it again. This group (and its previous iterations) has labored to sort out the … Read more about Social-media-lite policy proposed for NAR in Orlando
Getty Images, MLSs, and strict liability for copyright infringement
The following is not intended to be legal advice and only describes legal concepts in generalized terms with assumptions about the MLS industry. If you have specific questions regarding your … Read more about Getty Images, MLSs, and strict liability for copyright infringement
More on NAR’s SM/IDX Policy
Victor Lund over at WAV Group has posted suggestions about carrying the NAR SM/IDX discussion further. I discussed this in a previous post. I thought I'd put my comments about Victor's post here.It … Read more about More on NAR’s SM/IDX Policy
New NAR IDX policy proposals (Part 2)
(Got this one under 1,000 words! WOOT!)I noted previously that the changes NAR is proposing to Sections 18.1 through 18.4 of its IDX policy are generally good. (Here are links to my disuccsion of it; … Read more about New NAR IDX policy proposals (Part 2)
NAR’s new IDX policy revision proposals
Back in November, I posted proposing that we have an open discussion about social media in IDX. I began the discussion with a long post on December 9, trying to decide what counts as a social media … Read more about NAR’s new IDX policy revision proposals
SM/IDX: What counts as a social media platform?
I proposed back on November 18 that we should have an open discussion about social media and IDX. Enough folks responded here and on Facebook, etc., that they'd like to see the discussion. In later … Read more about SM/IDX: What counts as a social media platform?
SM/IDX: We can do this together
I assume you are aware that I was wrong two weeks ago, when I said I expected NAR would pass the new social media IDX policy out of a sense of fatigue. In fact, the multiple listing policy committee … Read more about SM/IDX: We can do this together
Q&A with NAR policy staff on proposed IDX policy changes
Update late Nov. 10: Be sure to see some additional comments from Cliff Niersbach at NAR below. He corrects what may be a mistake in the way that I've described this. -BIn this afternoon's NAR legal … Read more about Q&A with NAR policy staff on proposed IDX policy changes
Strategic view of proposed NAR social media, RSS, mobile policy
In Anaheim next week, NAR will likely pass the social media (and RSS etc.) policy proposed by its newest PAG on the topic. Elizabeth has summarized some of the tactical details on the social media … Read more about Strategic view of proposed NAR social media, RSS, mobile policy
NAR IDX Policy proposals in Anaheim
This post is by Larson/Sobotka attorney and consultant Elizabeth Sobotka. This post discusses proposals to change NAR policy regarding how and where MLS participants may display IDX data. The … Read more about NAR IDX Policy proposals in Anaheim
“Franchisor IDX indexing”: Misnomer and mistake
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
IDX “indexing”: What’s so special about franchisors?
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?