Dotloop, CAR CEOs will explore ‘gnarly details’ of paperless at Real Estate Connect

Licensing of forms, security and privacy issues have potential to impact industry adoption, competition

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Top executives with the California Association of Realtors and transaction management software provider dotloop will take to the stage at Real Estate Connect San Francisco to discuss issues including security and privacy that CAR has cited in refusing to license its copyrighted forms to dotloop and other companies. CAR -- the largest state Realtor association in the U.S., and an owner of  dotloop competitor zipLogix -- has warned dotloop that its users are prohibited from filling out the association’s copyrighted forms using dotloop’s software. “Our interest here is making sure the members have the best forms in the legal arena,” Joel Singer, CAR CEO told Inman News in a story published June 6. Licensing the forms to other companies, Singer said, would create "a risk-management conundrum." Joel Singer After the story was published, CAR posted a more detailed explanation on its website explaining its reasons for sending a cease-and-desist letter dotloop received on...