Legal issues with “ratemy?.com” sites.

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Hi all, i am about to purchase domain names for a "rate my" site, it will be similar to http://www.ratemyteacher.com.
Does anyone know of the legal implementations of setting up such a site?


I will be buying these domain names from the original purchaser, how do we go about transferring ownership?

Cheers all Durb. :D
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Will the owner of the website submit his/her own site for a "rating" or will anyone rate any site?
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The website will be for customers to rate the service they receive from different service providers.
eg.
Cost of service ****
Friendly service **
Recommended *

5 stars = Good
1 star = Bad
Customers will also be able to leave comments like;
This person was always on time, friendly, well priced and i would recommend them to anyone.

Sorry cant give too much away just yet, not yet bought the domains.
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I can see that in some countries it could be a problem, but I think most countries have "free speech" anyway. And anyway it's an opinion, I don't think you can sue anyone for having an opinion ... But then again, that's just my opinion ...
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If the opinion is slanderous towards the company/person than that would be grounds for a lawsuit. If you want to avoid and possible liabilities just dont allow for the comments.
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Or someone (like a laywer) should sit there and read every signle comment before it gets posted ...
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How did it turn out was this a go or not....my brother just thought of this and is interested in doing it....but it looks like you beat us to it....so where is this site?
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whyyy ?
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just a thought: you are not going to have a ? in your url are you? cos that will coses problems
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Post 3+ Months Ago

If your concerned, I'd post something about not being liable for user submitted comments in your terms. In regards to "rate my" sites, I don't think it should be a problem. I'm in the process of developing, http://ratemyfresh.com, and there hasn't been any legal issues.

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