[uf-discuss] hReview limitations/restrictions

Geoff Berger geoffberger at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 21:33:38 PDT 2008

Hi Ben,

Thank you very much for your fast response.

To further elaborate, the company I work for charges money to an  
affiliate for the right to use customer reviews on their personal site.

It comes down to this, does using a microformat imply that the content  
is free to syndicate? Would it be necessary to have a Terms and  
Conditions stating customer reviews are copy written or something to  
that degree?

geoffberger at gmail.com

On Jun 26, 2008, at 7:09 AM, Ben Ward wrote:

> Hi Geoff,
> On 26 Jun 2008, at 15:01, Geoff Berger wrote:
>> Are there any limitations or restrictions to using hReview for  
>> commercial purposes?
>> The company I work for is looking to use hReview. However, we do  
>> not want to use if there are any legal restrictions or if the  
>> community would be opposed to it.
> All microformat specifications are released into the Public Domain  
> and can be used by any person or organisation without restriction.
> Many commercial entities are already using microformats on a large  
> scale; Yahoo (who I work for) publish a huge amount of hCard,  
> hCalendar, hReview, hListing, and, err, many more.
> The very purpose of microformats, to better describe the information  
> we publish in pages, dictates that *everyone* is encouraged to  
> publish with them.
> Regards,
> B
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