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Apartments.com owner sues competitor for copyright infringement

Federal lawsuit alleges Apartment Hunters stole the website’s photos and listing information — and took great pains to cover it up
Published on Dec 31, 2015 | Updated on Jan 3, 2016
  • A lawsuit filed in California federal court by CoStar Realty Information alleges that Apartment Hunters stole “hundreds, if not thousands” of Apartment.com’s real estate listings and copyrighted photographs.
  • The lawsuit notes that this is not the first time Apartment Hunters has run afoul of the law.
  • CoStar claims it is entitled to millions in damages and a permanent injunction, and Apartment Hunters had not yet filed any response to the lawsuit.

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The owner of Apartments.com, a leading national apartment rental listing website, is suing competitor Apartment Hunters Inc. for allegedly copying and republishing its copyrighted photographs and other materials ...

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