Key West Association Wins MLS Data Copyright Case

A Florida court awarded $2.7 million to the Key West Association of REALTORS® in its copyright infringement action against Robert Allen, a local real estate practitioner. Allen had been operating Web sites, including, made up almost entirely of content, data, and images reproduced from the association’s MLS. KWAR brought the copyright infringement action against Allen in 2011 after numerous cease-and-desist requests were ignored.

Read more about the case in this report from REALTOR® Magazine.