londrum - 9:35 am on Jan 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
i was contacted by them last year about making it easier for them to grab events snippets from my site. i guess this is one of the reasons why they wanted them.
its funny, because when they were talking to me they made a point of saying how it was going to be good for me... and how i was going to benefit by having my events snippets stand-out in the SERPs.
thats the problem with rich snippets... you are basically handing over your info for free. info which you have collated at a cost. and google just comes along and grabs it, mashes it up, and reprints it