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Old 11-01-2005, 01:19 PM   #11
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Since the ingredients aren't copyrighted, changing them without changing the expression of how to make the recipe to not be substantially similar to the original is not enough.

Eg, changing 1/2 cup red wine to 1 cup red wine in the ingredient list and then also changing the amount in the narrative of how the recipe is made is not enough to have made it not substantially similar.
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:27 PM   #12
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Keep in mind that you can simply post a link to the recipe, rather than cutting and pasting it here, and you don't have to change anything.
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:48 PM   #13
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I think this is going to turn out to be a matter of, "The bark is worse than the bite." DC having rules will cause some to agonize more over having to follow rules than they will suffer from following the rules. Most DC members are already legal most of the time.

The Admins and Moderators just need to come up with an explanation of what can and can't be done legally, worded in such a way that everyone can understand it, so that everyone can be 100% legit all the time. Trust me - it's proving to be harder to explain than it will be to follow.
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:55 PM   #14
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Keep in mind that you can simply post a link to the recipe, rather than cutting and pasting it here, and you don't have to change anything.
Weird that this just came up, as I've been blissfully posting links and all of a sudden wondered if that was 'kosher'; good to know it is!

Admins - are there any sites - ie, 'competitive sites', that you don't wish links posted to?
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Old 11-01-2005, 04:08 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by jennyema
Since the ingredients aren't copyrighted, changing them without changing the expression of how to make the recipe to not be substantially similar to the original is not enough.

Eg, changing 1/2 cup red wine to 1 cup red wine in the ingredient list and then also changing the amount in the narrative of how the recipe is made is not enough to have made it not substantially similar.
I was thinking along the lines of it being a more substantial change than something like that. But very good point nonetheless.
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Old 11-01-2005, 05:45 PM   #16
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I occasionally visit a similar site that defines this topic in detail to its users prior to registration. It too says: post a link to the address, do not use trademarked names when naming a recipe, and the instructions are copyrighted, not the ingredients, suggesting alter your instructions. Also, the member has to agree to this policy before membership, and contained within, the company states they do not guarantee the integrity and accuracy of the content, thus they are also not liable. Hopefully this information will soon be available in writing and easily accessed for reference to DC users so we may all happily continue to enjoy this site together! I would go through serious withdrawal if for some reason something happened to DC!
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