Re: reproducing recipes of unknown source
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on December 15, 2000 at 09:23:09:
In Reply to: reproducing recipes of unknown source posted by F L Stephenson III on December 15, 2000 at 08:37:18:
: I have recently obtained several hundred recipes which were published in newspapers as provided by people who used the recipes as entries in a recipe/cooking contest. As stated, the recipes which were published in the paper were as provided by the contestants and no source of where the recipes originated was provided. May I safely use these recipes in a published collection for juried recipes, as I have no way of knowing their copyright status?
: Any help will certainly be appreciated.
Dear F.L. Stephenson III,
The World Wide Web is not the place for a legal consultation.
Basically, the copyright law protects the mode of expression, not the idea concept of a work.
M. Arthur Auslander
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