Movie Ratings on website

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  • I am using a screen scrape to bring some catalog information for DVDs into the website. I would like to bring up the movie ratings, as well. I know the movie rating system is proprietary, but I wondered if our usage of it in the catalog would cover bringing it up into the website.

    Any ideas?

  • MPAA ratings are proprietary, but because of trademark, not copyright. The MPAA has posted guidelines for using their ratings at It seems like they are mostly concerned with the ratings being displayed appropriately or with someone else using them to rate other items.

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