So as dealers contend with 3rd party sites who make a living off scraping our inventory, and then seeing them creating a monetized platform with in essence OUR goods, which they don’t have permission to peddle, I think there might be a solution to challenge these website which has no respect for us.

Inventory Copyrighting.

I’m curious if it possible to copyright inventory monthly, send files to USPTO, but also craft a contract which specifically grants an existing vendor limited rights, based on their contract. Then by posting the copyright notice on the website, should any company scrape your data, they will be sued.

Could it work?

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