Comments as testimonials?
September 3, 2012 5:53 AM Subscribe
Do I need to get permission to post people's comments elsewhere on my website, using them as testimonials?
posted by sunnychef88 to computers & internet (5 answers total)
Could I use quotes from the commenters on my website posts in promotional materials for a product (an informational guide) I am selling? Do I have to email each individual commenter (if possible) and ask for permission to use their quote and first name and last initial as a testimonial, or is that not necessary?
They've already left their comments on my site, which is displayed publicly. Doesn't seem like it would be necessary to ask permission to publish someone's comment at another spot on my website, although I'm not sure what the legal implications are. What say you, legal-minded Metafi-ites?