PropertyGuru sues rival over copyright infringement

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One of Singapore's biggest property listings portals,, has sued its rival over alleged copyright infringement, accusing of reproducing content from its website without permission, reports

Yesterday marked the start of the six-day trial, which is being watched for its implications on who owns the copyright of content uploaded onto online platforms.

The issue revolves around the use of a third-party digital app called Xpressor, which lets property agents post listings across multiple portals - resulting in several listings on bearing PropertyGuru's watermark.

There were three claims filed against by PropertyGuru.

PropertyGuru filed three claims against

It alleges that had breached a previous settlement agreement made in September 2015. "substantially reproduced and continues to reproduce" content from its website, said PropertyGuru.

It is also accusing of infringing its copyright by reproducing photos bearing the PropertyGuru watermark on's website.

The final claim is that had caused property agents to breach PropertyGuru's rules about content on its website by encouraging them to sign up with Xpressor to copy their listings from PropertyGuru onto's website. has denied the claims, and has filed a counterclaim against PropertyGuru for "groundless threats" of copyright infringement.

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  • Kevin Kiff
    September 22, 2017

    It will be a very interesting judgement.

    Kevin Kiff
    Property Pages Singapore Limited

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