The decision effectively negates one of the core aspects of the Cincinnati-based upstart’s business model — the ability for all parties of a transaction to access and fill out the forms necessary to complete a deal in the company’s cloud-based system — and has sparked a heated debate in the industry about the relationship between innovation and copyright, writes Inman.

Dotloop, which released a new version of its platform this week, received the California Association of Realtor’s cease-and-desist letter on April 2 and promptly complied with it, said dotloop CEO Austin Allison. The letter cited the 1998 U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act, he said.