[uf-discuss] hReview limitations/restrictions

Ben Ward lists at ben-ward.co.uk
Thu Jun 26 22:52:03 PDT 2008

Hi Geoff,

On 27 Jun 2008, at 05:33, Geoff Berger wrote:

> 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?

No, using microformats does not imply anything about the licensing of  
the information. In fact, the rel-license microformat allows you to   
make it explicit when all rights are reserved. Additional licensing  
restrictions you may impose apply to microformatted content just as to  
content without microformats.

The microformats specifications themselves are completely free in the  
public domain. That has no effect on the material published within  
these HTML patterns.


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