Hacker Connect January 16 in New York
An event for and by the real estate tech community

Homestore is trying to stop technology companies from enabling Realtors to download their MLS home listings data from Realtor.com to their individual Web sites. The company issued a cease-and-desist order to A la mode, demanding it shut down a feature on its real estate agent Web sites that enables agents to pull their own listings directly from Realtor.com. Homestore claims in the cease-and-desist order that A la mode is enabling Realtors to trespass on Homestore's computer system to acquire copyrighted data. "A la mode is violating Homestore's copyrights and is in breach of the Realtor.com terms of use," according to the demand letter. Homestore operates Realtor.com, the official home listings Web site of the National Association of Realtors. The company also provides marketing exposu...