Critical Components of a Contract Licensing Agreement with Portals

Industry consultant Ann Bailey of Pranix, Inc., in conjunction with the COVE group of MLSs, prepared this detailed checklist of issues for MLSs and brokers to consider when evaluating an agreement to directly license listing data to a third party. The checklist addresses common licensing provisions related to data ownership, usage, display, and other standard contractual terms. This checklist is for educational purposes to assist MLSs and brokers in their evaluation of license agreements; it is not legal advice. Data licensing decisions must be independently made by the individual MLSs.

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