Does anyone know the relationship between:
Look, I am up for any good trademark versus copyright hissy handbags brawl as the next guy... but wouldn't you think someone might have checked against the name as part of the set up? Especially if you are going to charge admission and then suggest that you get to control all context, as in:
...you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) to... a royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, publish and distribute such materials or incorporate such materials into any form or technology now known or later developed, and you waive any moral rights you may have in having the material altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you.
Have beer blog data and forum posts become such hot commodities that gathering content in this sort of manner will lead to anything? The moral rights clause is interesting. "Moral rights?" you say. "What are those?" As those clever folks at wikipedia note "moral rights include the right of attribution, the right to have a work published anonymously or pseudonymously, and the right to the integrity of the work." So if you waive attribution, it means your words might be presented as someone else's. If that were to occur, well, who would know who was the real clever person?
It's a jungle out there, kids, I tell ya. Even in Web 2.0. Do we need two connoisseurs? Or even one for that matter? I wonder if there are any hidden meanings in the inter-linguistic borrowing, as there is with aficionado with its contextual awareness of the abiding tragedy inherent in the object of desire. Maybe the sound "connoisseur" has a rude meaning in another language. I've never been able to hear someone call the publican "guv'nor" in a British 1940s movie since I worked in Poland.The real question might be this: how many on-line beer forums do you really need? One of the BC's might be the best of all but the other real question, if you turn it around, might be what would your one favorite beer forum look like?