I'm operating in a nice profitable niche right now. There are a lot of news and blog sites within the industry and a few very popular forums. My question is would either of the following services be legal / within ToS or would you need explicit permission from the site owners:
- A site that datamines all the news and blogs, provides a blurb w/ up voting / commenting and direct link to the news site to read the full article (like google news).
- The same sort of thing but the site datamines forums and posts trending threads and topics, exerpts and summaries w/ direct links to the actual forum posts.