LifeinAsia - 5:01 pm on Jun 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
Haven't heard of CIVIX before. My guess is that CIVIX sued your local MLS. As part of the settlement, your MLS is required to pay CIVIX a licensing fee. They are passing on that fee to all the users.
It would be interesting to know if this is an issue for Google/Bing Maps as well, or if they're already paying a licensing fee.