Let's say I create a mobile application that contains a "Top 100" list of local restaurants. Value-adds may include directions, integration with OpenTable, and links to the restaurant menu, among other things.
The only caveat is where the "Top 100" list comes from - it's published in the local newspaper annually.
My question is - what would be the (or "a") right approach to make this legal? For example, what department should I try and get in front of?
One way I'm planning to pitch this is to ask only for the right to reproduce the content, and offer a %age of the revenue in return. I'd like to know your opinions on this, and whether you think there are other feasible alternatives.