I am thinking of creating a website with restaurants ratings.
You would be able to search for restaurants and in the result list you would see the name of the restaurant and the ratings of different websites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, OpenTable, Facebook, and Google (for that restaurant).
I am little confused about the rules here.
First, I have read that if you use facts from websites it's not copyrighted and it is fair use.
Second, I see Google results with the Yelp rating (with stars) in the search result.
Third, they are plugins for WordPress that let you show ratings (https://wordpress.org/plugins/widget-yelp-reviews/, https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/yelp-widget-pro/)
Fourth, in Yelp API TOS they have:
Enhance your app with Yelp ratings, reviews, photos and much more
With a check mark in front.. But later it says:
display or use Yelp user review ratings (numerical, star or any other representation of the Yelp user review rating calculation) alongside or in conjunction with restaurants where Eat24 is not providing ordering and delivery services (i.e. don’t use Yelp user review ratings for the benefit of an Eat24 competitor);
I only want to use the overall rating of a restaurant not every single rating of each users. Does that include
review rating calculation and
Yelp user review ratings?
So is my idea fair use of these websites data or is not because of the TOS?