Houston Realtor Ordered To Pay Over 630k For Sharing His Password..............

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP
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According to Local 2 News here in Houston a local Realtor has been ordered by a judge to pay more than $630,000 to Co Star Realty Information.

The Realtor involved in the lawsuit allegedly violated intellectual property and Copyright right laws. On TV they said he "shared his password" and violated terms of use.

The commercial Broker did not comment on TV and wasn't interviewed. He's been licensed since 1987 and still has an Active Brokers License.

Two things should be remembered:

1. Don't share your user name and password to any real estate MLS to anyone for any reason.

2. Do not violate your terms of use with any real estate association.

 

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Greg Nino
, Houston area Realtor®.
Helping residential buyers, sellers and tenants 7 days a week.
Available @ 832-298-8555 

RE/MAX Compass (Formerly RE/MAX WHP)

www.GiveMeMyHomesValue.com

www.EverydayHoustonHomes.Com

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Sussie Sutton
Rep for buyers, sellers, and new construction.
UTR Texas Realtors

That is scary! Where in the heck is he going to get that kind of money to pay that off?

December 25, 2010 11:32 PM
Anonymous #18
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Tom Kilker (TOM KILKER REALTY LLC AZ NM)

With all of the other things that are going on on the web nowadays, the secure information is open to anyone that has the knowledge to hack in and take your personal informaiton. To open the door by giving out pass words to the MLS info could have far reaching reprocusions if the those pas words got in the wroug hands. You can never tell who is watching to take advanctage of that like of info. I could have cost more that the fine!!!! 

December 26, 2010 03:24 PM
Rainmaker
992,888
Evelyn Johnston
Super Agent, Probably the Best Agent in the Galaxy
Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC

Whoa! I haven't given my password or key out, but golly, that's a lot of money!

December 26, 2010 05:16 PM
Ambassador
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Gerry Michaels
GettysburgGerry Social Meida
Glasswork Media Arts

I have never and never will share my password or lend my card (we use cards here instead of keys), and now I know why...ouch...

December 27, 2010 02:29 PM
Rainmaker
417,501
Marcy Moyer
CDPE
Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist

A 630K fine seems a bit excessive. Also, stupid since almost everything except the phone number of the seller is available online anyway.

December 27, 2010 09:14 PM
Rainmaker
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