We have been discussing a couple of issues in our office related to the Fannie Mae form so I decided to contact Danny Wiley and he was kind enough to reply to our questions and also gave his permission for me to post his answers on the Forum. First Question: Can the retired Fannie Mae forms be be used for appraisals that are not for lending purposes? I've heard that many appraisers use them for estates, divorces, etc. I've been told that it is an infringement of copyright laws for us to use retired Fannie Mae forms for any purpose. Danny's Response: While working on the project team for the AI form I learned that one cannot copyright a form. It is common practice to use the "old" Fannie Mae forms for non-lending purposes. Of course, one needs to supplement them to address items like intended use, etc. They fall pretty short of complying with STANDARD 2. Second Question: Can the current Fannie Mae forms be used for PMI removal and REO/foreclosure related appraisals. Apparently someone named Don Kelly at the Appraisal Institute said the current forms can be used for these purposes because the reports are used by lenders. Danny's Response: I discussed the REO/PMI thing with Joe Minnich before he got transferred over to the condo department. His take was that the new forms were fine for those uses because they are "in connection with a loan". The only part of Danny's response that surprised me was that one cannot copyright a form. Otherwise, Danny's responses make sense to me.