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Copyright on recipes?
« on: March 13, 2019, 02:49 PM »
disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. This is purely based on my knowledge of US law.

A lot of people, and companies, like to claim their recipes are copyrighted. This is wrong. Mere lists (which is what a recipe is) cannot be protected by copyright law.

The only part of the recipe that can be copyrighted is the blurb - all that purple prose nonsense that food bloggers wrap around their recipe? That's copyright. The recipe? Nope. So go ahead and post recipes you find elsewhere.... just remove all the stuff about how this was your great-auntie's favourite curry when she lived in Kraplokistan...


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