Last post Mar 15, 2012 01:39 PM by akanetsamson
Mar 14, 2012 04:36 AM|akanetsamson|LINK
does facebook own the "like and comment on posts" feature?
I see many websites using that same feature... I am using it for my website as well.
if yes, Did all these other website get a licence from facebook or its a free to use feature?
Mar 14, 2012 04:37 AM|Sandeep Shenoy|LINK
you can generate the code for the like button online...
Mar 14, 2012 04:40 AM|akanetsamson|LINK
I know.. I alread wrote my own custom codes for my like and comments on posts.
I'm just wondering, do I need to get a licence to use the Like + Comment feature?
Who actually started, invented or owns it?
Mar 15, 2012 12:14 PM|atconway|LINK
I am not a lawyer but I do not believe Facebook has any patents or rights on the 'Like' system. The word like is synonymous with "I like that" for any walk of life. Can't say Facebook owns that. The only thing they
might remotely have trademarked is the "thumbs up" image/icon they use, but I am not even sure about that. However if you just have a voting system on your site that states "Like or Dislike" there should be nothing wrong with that.
Both the MSDN forums and Stackoverflow have a similar system with "up voting" which has a different impact (points system) but it is a similar system to that of Facebook stating "I like that, or it helped." There are a ton of sites and forums that use a
rating/voting/like/dislike system so you should have no issue.
If however at the end of the day you are still worried, seek out the answer from Facebook directly or look up synonyms for the work 'Like'
here or pick another word such as: 'Agree', a plus symbol, up arrow, slider, 1-10, stars, or any other system.
Hope this helps!
Mar 15, 2012 01:39 PM|akanetsamson|LINK
Exactly what I thought. that was helpful.... :)