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Old 11-24-2016, 12:52 PM   #1
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Should recipes have copyright?

Thought this article might interest you:


http://www.italy24.ilsole24ore.com/a...?uuid=AD6RPM0B

Food for thought indeed. What do you think?

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Old 11-24-2016, 01:00 PM   #2
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Should recipes have copyright? errata corrige

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Are chefs protected by copyright? 

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Old 11-24-2016, 03:37 PM   #3
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We had a pretty thorough discussion about this topic not too long ago: At what point can you claim a recipe as 'Your Own'?

Seems strange that Italians are asking this question since the answer came from the Roman Empire.
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Old 11-24-2016, 04:26 PM   #4
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No.

And neither should folk music, for the same reasons.
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Old 11-24-2016, 04:30 PM   #5
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All royalties to be paid to Adam and Eve's descendants?
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Old 11-24-2016, 04:45 PM   #6
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Yes. The creative process should be honored. Writing a recipe is the same as writing a novel, inventing a gadget, writing music/lyrics, etc.
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Old 11-24-2016, 07:03 PM   #7
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Yes. The creative process should be honored. Writing a recipe is the same as writing a novel, inventing a gadget, writing music/lyrics, etc.
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Old 11-25-2016, 06:41 AM   #8
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Only the lawyers would get rich.

If Adam and Eve's descendants can't collect the royalties, the which caveman, pray tell, gets the rights for any meat cooked with heat and fire?

And who would get the royalties for chunks/chips of chocolate? Would that extend to the creation of white choc chips? and butternut/caramel chips? Then after that who would get the royalties for baking them into globs of dough?

By the time you are finished you would be paying $5 a cookie.

If recipes were copyrighted would you have to pay royalties to bake a cake? Roast a beef? Make a white sauce?

Look what happens in the music industry!

In this day and age, with all those food bloggers out there, all the recipe books, all the home grown traditional recipes from each country and ethnic groups, etc... I believe it is not only nice and but important to credit who you learned/heard/saw a recipe from. But you can't say one person 'created' a recipe when they themselves learned about it from somewhere else.
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Old 11-25-2016, 07:49 AM   #9
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I say no. If you don't want your recipes to be shared, keep them to yourself.
If you post them, then you gave them to the public to use and share.
I do say that if you use them and share you do give credit to where you received them.
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Old 11-25-2016, 08:23 AM   #10
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Without trying to weigh in on the legalities, I wonder if it's even possible to come up with a new recipe. With billions of cooks and countless cookbook authors, food bloggers, etc., is there any recipe that hasn't already been created and published multiple times?

I have a couple of cookbooks written by Beth Hensperger. A quick check on Amazon lists a dozen cookbooks by her. Each one typically has hundreds of recipes. I have a hard time believing that she has developed thousands of recipes without borrowing from someone else's work. If you Google some of her recipes by title, it's not all that uncommon to find the same recipe word for word (or extremely close)elsewhere. Who stole from who?

You violated my copyright - I stole it fair and square!
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