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Matterport Ecosystem: Class Action Lawsuit? DanSmigrod 10 8 daysAxis360Media (36): Copyright is being litigated in this suit
Media Coverage: MSP Class Action Lawsuit Against Matterport DanSmigrod 3 9 daysVTLV (2061): Should have never labeled us as “partners”. Only leads I got were others looking to buy the business in a box concept and check prices.
Class Action Lawsuit: 3 Roads To Travel immersivespaces 28 11 daysDanSmigrod (22040): @immersivespaces In light of your past discussions with an attorney about Matterport, you may find this of interest: ✓ Matterport Service Provider Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Matterport Dan
Lawsuit: Matterport, Inc. versus GeoCV, Inc. - All Legal Documents DanSmigrod Jump to first page60Jump to last page 12 daysDanSmigrod (22040): @ron0987 GeoCV will continue to defend itself. Dan
How to Receive Free Access to the WGAN Forum Sample Forms Library DanSmigrod 3 2 monthsDanSmigrod (22040): Hi All, Not yet a WGAN Forum Member? Join Here. It's Free! Dan
Redfin co-founder sues for alleged patent infringement: 3D home tour tech DanSmigrod 5 2 monthsDanSmigrod (22040):
Video: Real Estate Photography and the Pandemic DanSmigrod 1 3 monthsDanSmigrod (22040): Real Estate Photography and the Pandemic | Video courtesy of Nathan Cool Photo YouTube Channel (12 April 2020) From the Nathan Cool Photo YouTube Channel: What's changing, how to stay safe, and what lies ahead in emerging and shifting markets. Here are some other essential links ... ✓ U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Advisory Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure...
eBlast: How Real Estate Transactions Are Getting Closed During COVID-19 DanSmigrod 1 3 monthsDanSmigrod (22040): eBlast received 8 April 2020 from Cook & James (Attorneys at Law) in Roswell, Georgia Hi All, This eBlast from Roswell, GA-based Cook & James (Attorneys at Law) may be helpful to forward to your real estate agent/broker clients. Your thoughts? Dan
Transcript: WGAN-TV How and Why to Create ADA Compliant Matterport 3D Tours DanSmigrod 1 4 monthsDanSmigrod (22040): WGAN-TV How and Why to Create ADA Compliant Matterport and Other Virtual Tours Hi All, Below is the transcript for the WGAN-TV Live at 5 show (above): ✓ WGAN-TV How and Why to Create ADA Compliant Matterport and Other Virtual Tours Thank you to Atlanta-based Barnes Creative Studios Founder Steve Barnes (@BarnesCreative) for being a guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday (19 March 2020). In this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show (above),...
Use of Google Earth Footage in Commercial Work Peter360 4 5 monthsPhotography360 (36): Certainly interesting. I was under the impression that all you needed was to show the logo but I cannot remember where I read this and it was some time ago. I am no lawyer so it would be good to get a definitive decision on this.
10 Reasons Matterport will acquire GeoCV DanSmigrod 21 5 monthsDanSmigrod (22040): Grab courtesy of Statista (22 January 2020) @Kumar Inc. (20 September 2019) Blockbuster Could Have Bought Netflix for $50 Million, but the CEO Thought It Was a Joke Forbes (26 March 2019) A Closer Look At Netflix's Valuation Dan
Matterport Updates Privacy Policy | Wednesday, 18 December 2019 DanSmigrod 1 7 monthsDanSmigrod (22040): Grab of Matterport eBlast received Thursday, 19 December 2019 Hi All, Here is the link to the Matterport Privacy Policy (updated...
Matterport Cloud Subscription Agreement Updated Effective 14 November 2019 DanSmigrod 3 8 monthsTHRHHI (270): From what I read it has to do with section 11.2 which clarifies (?)Doing business in countries that the US government has sanctions against. For instance if you do scanning in Venezuela you are out of luck as there are US sanctions imposed on them. Also deals with ownership of your companies by entities that are on the US government sanction list.
Lawsuit against matterport 3dshowcaseuk 11 8 monthsChangesin3d (121): @GarySnyder I went looking for that lawsuit and found that there is another one, and it has to do with "contract" I took the company name on the filing, who is appears to be a plaintiff and it looks like he is an MSP... I can not find the page that address the reason for that lawsuit. (maybe you can) I am also wondering if you ever heard from Chris Petracco relative to the reason he feels it was important to announce / warn all the...
PPA Copyright Protection Advocacy: USA House Votes Tuesday (22 Oct. 2019) DanSmigrod 6 9 monthsgrmngrl (936): Awesome!
Copyright again RomainReparage 19 10 monthsJwbuckl (337): @Changesin3d Please do not misread what I am writing to you. Nowhere do I write that the 360 cameras are either "low quality" or "not commercially viable". I wrote, "The 360 cameras may at first be defined by their comparatively lower cost to the Pro2, but the features, image quality are nothing alike." Quite simply, the 134-megapixel Pro2 camera will outshoot the 14, 18 and 23-megapixel 360 cameras all day long in...
Master List of Drone Laws (Organized by State & Country) DanSmigrod 2 1 yearChemistrydoc (1264): Yes, our local municipalities in Coastal Alabama are trying to outdo one another in being the strictest in laws that restrict commercial flights. On top of that, we have many real estate photographers that don't even have a Part 107 license! Many laws, no ability for consistent enforcement. I point out the liability consequences to every realtor who will listen, but they still hire the unlicensed photographers. The City of Orange Beach has...
Question of the Day: Do you use a contract for your Matterport shoots? DanSmigrod 1 1 yearDanSmigrod (22040): Hi All, The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Thursday, 16 May 2019: Do you use a contract for your Matterport shoots? This question was inspired by this Photography for Real Estate blog post yesterday: ✓ Do You Need Contracts in Real Estate Photography? Best, Dan P.S. How to get your free library card to the WGAN Forum Sample Forms Library
It's on: Matterport Sues GeoCV Jamie Jump to first page38Jump to last page 1 yearTette99 (69): Can I get the password? Thx
Who has ownership of the MP file once completed? A copy of the T&C? MichaelJenkins 4 1 yearMichaelJenkins (16): Thank you Dan kind regards Mike
Question of the Day: Do you ever have to do take down requests? DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): Hi All, Here is the Question of the Day for Tuesday, 20 November 2018: I just got done completing three - take down requests - Copyright Infringement Notifications via YouTube. Do you ever have to do take down requests? Happy holidays, Dan
Intellectual Property: CUPIX versus Matterport flexcopmusic 6 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): CUPIX recently launched its white-label service: ✓ CUPIX Launches White-Label Player for First 100 to Order I (just) ordered the CUPIX white-label version. I expect it to be ready by Friday (19 Oct 2018), if not sooner. Best, Dan
WGAN Forum Sample Forms Library DanSmigrod 2 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): Hi All, I am particularly interested in added the following forms: ✓ Non Disclosure Agreement ✓ Non Compete Agreement ✓ Engaging Independent Contractor to shoot for you Thanks, Dan
ANNOUNCEMENT: Terms of Service Rollback Metroplex360 Jump to first page68Jump to last page 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): @mori I could imagine that Matterport is busy working on their new Terms of Service ... Dan
Matterport Ecosystem - All WGAN Discussions DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): @VTLV Thank you! Dan
Matterport Updates Privacy Policy for GDPR DanSmigrod 3 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9281): All MSPs? Which MSPs?
Copyright Violation - What would you do? pixelray 18 2 yearsGlennTremain (2061): How did it work out? Saw this and had me think of this thread @Jasondavidpage 's approach seems very fair and I hope it all worked out.
Legalities re. Google Street View lylehewitt 1 2 yearslylehewitt (4): Does anyone have any information or thoughts about reconciling Matterport terms of service with Google terms of service? What I want to do is fetch my panoramas directly from Google Street View because they come through at a much higher resolution than the Snapshot downloads. Between MP and GSV, the terms of service leaves this in a contractual mess: - By the letter of MP's TOS, you can only download images using an MP facility e.g....
Major Hotel Brand: Vet the links via Legal DanSmigrod 1 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): Hi All, A WGAN Forum Member emailed me asking: 1. Has the following ever happened to other WGAN Forum Members? 2. Does anyone have a contract specifically for a large hotel brand? "... corporate [major hotel brand] won’t [let the local hotel] use the links until they see a contract. Their concern is they said the need to review the terms of the contract to ‘vet the links through legal and make sure the code supplied is...
Matterport Ecosystem>Deleted Models Deleted? DanSmigrod 11 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): Hi All, A related WGAN Forum discussion: ✓ Dear Matterport: About Your Pricing Plans Best, Dan
Listing goes to another broker? Matterport? DanSmigrod 17 2 yearsVTLV (2061): I need to re read my terms link on website to better reflect copyright. I wrote up the copyright agreement that needs to go with every invoice. However, most agents could care less about previous agent photos and tend to want new. As if the listing looks old using previous photos or tour. Which must be the reason why the home didn’t sell according to their listing presentation. Lol.
Do NOT Enter the Matterport Contest: WHY? DanSmigrod 4 2 yearsc2astudio (88): Agreed. It's classic exploitation of those who choose to allow it. Meanwhile, it would be very cheap for them to get the value royalty free use of whatever they want for just $100.
WGAN-TV: Matterport Ecosystem Town Hall DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): WGAN-TV: About the upcoming Matterport Ecosystem Town Hall Hi All, Anyone can join the WGAN-TV Mattreport Ecosystem Town Hall on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EST | GMT -5) today, Tuesday, 27 February using this link while the show is live. (In addition to the live broadcast, we are recording the show, so please do not join the show, if you do not want to be recorded.) WGAN-TV Ecosystem Town Hall Format 1. A brief intro by me. Then ... 2....
When you think it couldn’t get any worse grmngrl Jump to first page41Jump to last page 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): Hi All, Anyone can join the WGAN-TV Mattreport Ecosystem Town Hall on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EST | GMT -5) today, Tuesday, 27 February using this link while the show is live. (In addition to the live broadcast, we are recording the show, so please do not join the show, if you do not want to be recorded.) WGAN-TV Ecosystem Town Hall Format 1. A brief intro by me. Then ... 2. Question #1: What was your reaction when you heard the news...
Impact of TOS on commercial spaces PWIMAGING 5 2 yearsPWIMAGING (62): Noticed that on the Facebook page. Do you think we receiving another email?
And so it begins... first Ecospace casualty immersivespaces 11 2 yearsHarlanHambright (1706): I predict that MP modifies the new ToS to respect homeowner privacy and to comply with models shot under the old ToS.
Matterport Ecosystem-Red-Lined Agreement DanSmigrod 12 2 yearsnat_vanveen (595): @JuMP Thanks so much for the info
Careful not to shoot ourself in the foot. advancedhdr 6 2 yearsrko1 (128): It can always get worse, we are dependant on Matterport. I have business lined up for some time. I am still behind the product, just not management. Its not the hardware, it's not the firmware, but it is the soft minds behind it.
And, the Matty Award for Sneaky Goes to ...? DanSmigrod 7 2 yearsfrstbubble (604): "3.7"(d) Matterport Cloud End Users: to permit end users with accounts on the Matterport Cloud to interact with Spaces in ways beyond viewing, including, without limitation, taking measurements within Spaces, annotating Spaces with Mattertag Content, saving favorite Spaces, and sharing links to Spaces with others. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event that, in accordance with Section 1 of the General Terms, Matterport modifies any...
Matterport Ecosystem: "Wish List" for MSPs DanSmigrod 12 2 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): @Snap See #10 inspired by your post. Dan
Matterport Awarded Patent for Dollhouse Tour Metroplex360 23 2 yearsMetroplex360 (9281): @mori That's not what the patent is for. Be sure to have them review the actual patent that was filed and approved.
Embeding Matterport is Legal? 3DPLUS 2 3 yearsQueen_City_3D (2587): Earlier in the paragraph it says, " we hereby authorize (and encourage) you to do any of the following", so they're saying that you can and SHOULD embed in your website.
Start Promoting Matterport AND Street View? DanSmigrod 4 3 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): @TrustedPhotoDC Great question... I will ask. @TakedaSan Thank you SO much for the detailed explanation and sources. Happy New Year, Dan
DMCA Agent Or Lose Safe Harbor Eligibility DanSmigrod 1 3 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): Hi All, This is something that you might want to do in case you accidentally post something that belongs to someone else. This will make it easy for you to comply with DMCA take down requests. The link is here. Best, Dan P.S. I am not a lawyer. I do not give legal advice :cool:
3D/VR/360 Photographers>Sample Forms Library DanSmigrod 2 3 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): Hi All, We just added a new category with a checklist ✓ Aerial Happy holidays, Dan
Matterport TOS Holding Back Camera Sales? DanSmigrod 6 3 yearsmori (760): @Gerhard - as I don´t think MP´s CEO does listen to his clients well I hope we could solve this here in europe with an alternative solution and the power of collaboration between Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Munich & Paris. Maybe even as open source. Watch out for news via VR Base Amsterdam and cross fingers we get funding from the European Union and other parties. ...
Client Contracts for MP services Snap 10 3 yearsmori (760): I would highly recommend a section, where your clients agree to the Matterport terms as on normal photography jobs a transfer of rights and unlimited use of the images is possible. That´s not the case with Matterport as they only allow you to use "their" content as long as you pay.
Matterport Model Ownership llion 4 3 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): @llion I recommend: ✓ license its use and include [x months of hosting] Here's a great summary of ... ✓ Matterport Terms of Service / Copyright Law by @Metroplex360 Here are more We Get Around Network Forum Community discussions tagged: Legal Here are more We Get Around Network Forum Community discussions tagged: Ownership Best, Dan
Matterport Legal UpdateCon>tent Distribution mori 4 3 yearsmori (760): I really never thought about the "syndication" before Dan pointed me to this direction. Most of my clients for sure don´t want this at all if they are not in full control.
Matterport Terms of Use>What does this mean? DanSmigrod 13 3 yearsMetroplex360 (9281): Last year, I paid a nationally recognized law firm that specializes in tech, copyright and social media to review Matterport's TOS and business model in regards to photography. They were FANTASTIC, well prepared for the conversation - had reviewed the TOS, and provided very sound legal advice. I believe I even had invited @DanSmigrod to be on the call - but I believe he declined. The legal advice I was given was VERY simple: We accept...
slideshow with realtor logo fotoguy 13 3 yearsrpetersn (1956): Hi Great question re: what is meant by a "gallery site". I'll try to be more clear here: We built WP3D Models to help Matterport Service Providers quickly incorporate their content into their websites. The only catch is that your site has to be built on WordPress. Considering that WordPress powers over 27% of the Internet, our software can be instantly added to any site built on this platform. But, even with WordPress'...
Matterport bought iGuide google ad PetraSoderling 20 3 yearsViewing (583): Google were fined £2bn today for messing with search results. Let's not hold them or their rules up as beacons of ethics. If you pay them enough or are one of their pet projects you will rank where you like for whatever key terms you like. @Kevin_iGuide Hats off for not getting walked all over.
Matterport: Personal data and authority DanSmigrod 3 3 yearsdtavres (106): I'm also not a lawyer, but I'm very doubtful that Matterport will ever sue a photographer who: a) Bought a camera for $3,000+, b) Paid for the processing and hosting, c) Took the photos, d) Sold the final product to clients The bad press Matterport would get would likely KILL sales of new cameras, which would also cause a potential buyout from Google/Facebook/etc. to be looked at twice, AND would likely also KILL the market for Real...
3D/VR/360 Photographers>Sample Forms Library DanSmigrod 11 3 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): Hi All, I apologize. I missed. I forgot to include a form a Member sent me. If you sent me a form - and you do not see it in the Sample Forms Library - please Private Message me. Want a free pass to the sample forms library? Please email me a Sample Form (PM me for my email address. Thanks, Dan P.S. The Sample Forms Library includes 35 Sample Forums among 12 categories.
Contracts, where to find. TourMySpace 2 3 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): @RealEstateVR Please see this related Forum post: ✓ 3D/VR/360 Photographers -> Sample Forms Library Best, Dan
Property Release Form: How? When? Why? DanSmigrod 2 4 yearsArtisticConcepts (656): Thank you for offering the Sample Forms Library! I complete the tour details the night before the scan and I pull a photo from Google SV. I have the form preloaded in my iPadPro upon arrival. The agent or owner signs it directly in Acrobat Pro with an Apple Pencil just before I have them give me an "Open House" Tour (I ask them to show me the home just as if I were a qualified and interested buyer. That way I know what features they...
Matterport Terms of Service / Copyright Law Metroplex360 4 4 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): Other thoughts? Dan
licensing and pricing schemes jntooker 2 4 yearshometakes (1105): I am in the tour business and I license "Amenity and town tours" for my videos through Vimeo. The cool thing with Vimeo is that I can set the licensed 'embedded videos' only to play on what ever URL's I tell them to play on. This way, I have control over the videos as to whether they plays on the licensees website. They don't pay the bill, I take their URL off off Vimeos system and of course their videos won't work anymore. It would...
Matterport Pro Service Contracts/Disclaimers DanSmigrod 1 4 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): A new Member of the Matterport User Group Forum emailed me ... "I'm ... looking for more information on service contracts and disclaimers that should accompany contractual obligation with a client." I plan to reply with the following. What else should I add? Perhaps you have a solution for your business forms? Dan --- Hello ... Welcome to the MUG Forum. Thanks for joining. About your question ... This ebook...
Standard Legal Business Form MP Photographer DanSmigrod 1 4 yearsDanSmigrod (22040): Promoted Post ---- "What standard legal business form should I use as a Matterport Photographer," is a frequently asked question both in the Matterport User Group Forum and in private messages I receive. To get examples of Terms and Conditions / Other Related Business Forums used by Matterport Pros - in English only please - that I can share free for MUG Forum Members through 30 June 2016 and then as a benefit to being a ...
Ownership of Model tedriolo 7 5 yearssvensson (10): matterport owns all the data indeed.
scanning for legal purposes? BrettMtn 7 5 yearsccctucker (154): Crime scenes are no different than houses, I use a $50000 faro scanner and you just have more flexibility with it (daylight, night, ect...). We really only use it to get the point cloud and draw our diagrams from it. They have a program called webshare that is just like the MP walkthru. The MP would be great for forensics if I could register the scans myself...can't send off the data for the cloud thing. Anyways, you can always use then...
Legal Documents DavidH 1 6 yearsDavidH (25): What is everyone using in terms of legal documents when shooting a new space for a client? I am getting this set up now, and am planning to use a simple purchase agreement, a hold harmless agreement, and just a basic invoice. Is there anything else people in this forum are using? Just don't want to leave myself liable for anything I haven't thought of. Thanks, David Hughes