Real Estate Appraisal reports
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Posted by Andrew T. Picarsic on March 06, 2003 at 21:55:24:
I am a licensed State Certified Residential Appraiser in the State of North Carolina. Recently it has come to my attention that busineses are extracting data from my appraisal reports and using this data to generate revenue by selling this information in the form of Computer generated evaluations. My reports are the effort commonly refered to as an appraisal which consist of public information, copyrighted information, information I have gathered and analysis of all information to conclude with my opinion. I donot delineate which information is copyrighted, public or my own analysis in the report. I have and pay for a license to access and use the copyrighted information. The owners of the copyright data allow me to use this information for appraisal purposes.
Am I correct in thinking that my appraisal and subsequent report is my intellectual property?
Any insight is greatly appreciated.
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