MLSListings respects intellectual property laws (including the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act, aka DMCA) and the rights of others, and will respond to written notifications of alleged infringement by copyright owners, or their authorized agent, according to this copyright policy.
If you believe any materials accessible on or from this site (the "Website") infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access to them) from the Website by submitting a written notification to our Copyright Agent designated below. In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) ("DMCA"), the written notice must include the following:
If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your written notice may not be effective.
By submitting an infringement notification, you are initiating a legal process. Filing false claims, or other misuse of this process, can result in substantial penalties, according to Section 512(f) of the DMCA, including damages and attorneys’ fees.
Only copyright owners can report a suspected infringement to us. If you are not the copyright owner (or the authorized representative of the owner) you cannot report a suspected infringement to us. If you believe that any content on a website infringes another party's copyright, you should advise the copyright owner directly.
Response to Notifications
Once notified in writing, MLSListings will act quickly to remove or disable access to potentially infringing material hosted on our websites. (MLSListings does not have control over content residing on any third-party sites, and cannot remove content from any website not under our direct control.)
We will also alert the person or entity that submitted the allegedly infringing material, and provide them with a copy of the infringement notification. MLSListings reserves the right to suspend or terminate access to MLSListings for persons who repeatedly or blatantly infringe the copyrights of others.
If a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, or if you believe your content was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may submit a counter-notification which includes the following:
Upon receipt of a valid written counter-notification, MLSListings will provide the original claimant with a copy of the counter-claim. After 10 business days following receipt of the counter-notification, the DMCA allows MLSListings to restore the removed material, providing the original claimant does not file a court order to restrain the use of the infringing material.
Before submitting a counter-claim, be sure you are the legal rights holder of the removed content or that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed in error, and understand the consequences of submitting a false claim.
Where to Send Notice
350 Oakmead Parkway, Suite 200
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Attention: MLSListings Legal & Compliance Department
Notice of copyright infringement by e-mail may allow our Copyright Agent to begin investigating the alleged infringement; however, MLSListings must receive your signed statement, as described above, by mail or as an attachment to your e-mail before we are required to take action.
The above information should not be construed as legal advice. If you’re not sure whether the use of the material in questions infringes your copyright, consider contacting an attorney before filing a notification or counter-notification.
For further information about the DMCA, please visit the website of the United States Copyright Office at: http://www.copyright.gov/onlinesp.
In addition to the above, MLSListings always reserves the right to remove any content without prior notice and at our sole discretion.