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- April 1, 2003 at 12:25 pm #249221
Could you tell us more about copyrighting recipes? I thought it was
interesting that you said the ingredients can’t be copyrighted, just
the directions (and the column in your case). I have wondered about
recipes sometimes in this regard. For example, our homeschool group
is wanting to publish a cookbook as a fundraiser for our group. Can
we include recipes that we use from cookbooks? Do we need to adapt
them some in order to do that? Also, I wonder about my own recipes
that I have developed if I include them in the book–will the company
that publishes the cookbook then be able to use them? I know that the
publisher that we were maybe going to use has lots of recipes on their
website, which I assume came from other community cookbooks. Should I
include © and my name in the notes of the recipe? I haven’t ever used
my recipes in a way to make money, but I have sometimes considered
publishing a small booklet of them to try to make a little money.
Thanks for any help you can give! (This is my first post, although I
have been subscribed for a month or so.)
Bonnie in NC
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “magwrit1”
> Hi everyone,
> Recent disturbing threads on some *other* lists have brought to mind
> that I probably should have included my copyright line on the Ethnic
> Inexpensively, April Column. This column is exclusive to the
> Budget101 family. If you plan to share my column with anyone, please
> take time to add my copyright (you can copy and paste, or if you
> prefer, press on the ALT key and simultaneously–on the number pad to
> your right–press 0169 to create the © sign and just type the rest).
> The ingredients to a recipe are not copyrightable, but the directions
> are, as is the entire column, which includes the recipe. Thank you.
> ©2003 Michelle Young
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