Originally Posted by jpinmaryland
I dont see how your policy works and/or makes logical sense.
Look at the policy posted, it says you can post a copyright recipe so long as you change some words. But it has to be more than a few. So how many? The policy doesnt say. How is a person supposed to know?
Anyhow, do you have a reference to the case you are talking about?
It doesn't really have to 'make logical sense' to you. It has to make the site owner feel comfortable that he's not going to be blindsided with a lawsuit from Old Lady Brennan. If the recipe says 'cook the bananas over high heat till golden' all you have to do is type 'saute sliced bananas in medium size skillet on high till the sugar caramelizes'. It's not that difficult do, but you do actually have to type in the recipe. No cutting and pasting.
The idea is you are posting it with your name, so it appears to be your recipe. But, if you just cut and paste from the Brennan's site, it's Old Lady Brennan's recipe, and she (in addition to the site owner) don't take kindly to people stealing her digs. I never really understand the impetus behind coming to someone's ballpark, jumping into a game already in progress and then crying foul when they don't care for the rules everyone has agreed upon with registration.