Matterport releases new terms of service, retains right to privately share 3-D home tours

The company says concerns about the extent of the license are unfounded

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Correction: This article previously incorrectly stated that the ecosystem would be public, which is not the case. Our article also did not specify that Matterport says residents will be required to authorize any third-party sharing. We have since updated the story and regret the errors. We've also updated the story to include additional comments from broker George Kenner regarding his reassurance about the new terms of service as of Friday evening. Imaging company Matterport has updated its terms-of-service to allow it to *privately* share 3D models of properties captured on its cameras with other companies–such as insurance firms–a change it thinks its customers should find useful. Some real estate agents expressed concern the change gives Matterport too broad of a license, and could result in problems for them and their clients. Matterport says those concerns are unfounded. On Feb. 21, Matterport sent out an email newsletter notifying users that it had changed the terms of ...