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NAR Files Comments with US Copyright Office Regarding Photo Scraping

On July 23, NAR filed comments with the U.S. Copyright Office in its Notice of Inquiry regarding visual works.

NAR suggested a number of changes to the copyright registration and enforcement system that would help the real estate industry combat the problem of photo scraping. These include:

  • Ease restrictions on group registrations of photographs
  • Improve the copyright registration process to facilitate online registration
  • Develop a more comprehensive online database of copyright records
  • Permit non-exclusive licensees to seek remedies for copyright infringement

NAR will continue to work with the US Copyright Office as this proceeding moves forward.

NAR Comments to the U.S. Copyright Office

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