Homestore takes legal action on data threat

A la mode says Realtors will be hurt by cease and desist order

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Homestore is trying to stop technology companies from enabling Realtors to download their MLS home listings data from 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

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.