Attorneys for two real estate photographers are seeking class-action status to represent others in a lawsuit against real estate data and technology firm CoreLogic Inc. alleging the company stripped identifying information from millions of home images uploaded to multiple listing services, making the images harder to protect against copyright infringement. The complaint further alleges that CoreLogic illegally copied the images into its subscription-based RealQuest property database and sold access to them without photographers' permission or authority and without compensating them. CoreLogic is the largest provider of technology services to MLSs in the U.S. -- including 17 of the top 20 MLSs -- and brought in $1.3 billion in revenue in 2013. CoreLogic declined to comment, citing pe...
Dec 4, 2012 by Andrea V. Brambila
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