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Old 09-26-2008, 06:03 AM   #1
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Question If I change a recipe then share it here....

do I have to quote the source?

I have a banana cake in the oven right now, and instead of 3/4 cup sugar I used about 1/4 cup honey and added 50g of sultanas, plus I used wholewheat flour instead of white.

In this instance would I still have to quote the source if I wanted to share it?

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Old 09-26-2008, 06:35 AM   #2
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When it comes to recipes and copyrights, keep the following in mind.

The ingredients list is not copyrightable. The instructions are copyright protected. There must be significant change made to the insetructions to avoid copyright infringement.

Citing the source of the recipe (giving credit in a post.) does not make it OK to post a copyrighted recipe.

If possible, post a link to the recipe and state the change in your post.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:10 AM   #3
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:55 AM   #4
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what if its published on a package?

like the cookie recipe on a bag of domino sugar?
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:37 PM   #5
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I've wondered that as well. I have many recipes that friends have given me and I have no way of knowing where they got them. So I may not know if it is copyrighted or not.
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Another member and I chit chatted....

What about having a DC online cookbook.

alot of great recipes are shared here and it would be nice if there was a place where people can post their recipes or maybe post the recipe and cite where they got it from if applicable
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:54 PM   #7
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what if its published on a package?

like the cookie recipe on a bag of domino sugar?

I don't know the answer. Does the package indicate the recipe is copyrighted?

Our copyright expert will probably be back online Monday.
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Another member and I chit chatted....

What about having a DC online cookbook.

alot of great recipes are shared here and it would be nice if there was a place where people can post their recipes or maybe post the recipe and cite where they got it from if applicable

If a recipe is copyrighted, posting it here without permission is a violation. Citing the source, whether it's a book, website or whatever, does not make it OK. All it does is make it clear that you knew you were posting a copyrighted recipe.

If the owner of the copyright wanted to make a legal issue of it, the poster and the owner of this site could each be liable for six figure damages.

This is why we are always telling members to post a link to the site were the recipe came from.
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what if its published on a package?

like the cookie recipe on a bag of domino sugar?
I feel totally comfortable in saying that Domino Sugar holds the copyright to that recipe. If you can change the method to your own words, without ANY significant phrases the same as on the package, then that should be ok.
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:59 AM   #10
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If a recipe is copyrighted, posting it here without permission is a violation. Citing the source, whether it's a book, website or whatever, does not make it OK. All it does is make it clear that you knew you were posting a copyrighted recipe.

If the owner of the copyright wanted to make a legal issue of it, the poster and the owner of this site could each be liable for six figure damages.

This is why we are always telling members to post a link to the site were the recipe came from.
Wow, I'm glad I asked, thanks for that info. The recipe in question in the OP was on a website, so I could just post a link and keep it easy. I certainly DO NOT want to violate any copyrights.
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