Re: Re: COPYWRITING RECIPES
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Posted by Fabio Lins on January 13, 2003 at 18:54:37:
In Reply to: Re: COPYWRITING RECIPES posted by Stephen L. Anderson on July 11, 2002 at 19:03:00:
Does anyone know if these laws are the same in UK? And where can i find info about them?
: : How do you go about copywriting a recipe? How do I ensure that the idea can not be stolen?
: COPYRIGHTS: RECIPES AND FORMULAS
: 1) Copyright is a form of protection provided to authors of "original works of authorship", including literary, artistic, dramatic, musical, graphic artsand other creations.
: Copyright protects the author's original creative expression as contained in the work but DOES NOT usually extend to any idea, procedure, process, method, system, discovery, name, title or slogan.
: Therefore, while COPYRIGHT PROTECTION may be available for the unique expressive aspects of your recipe: (e.g., "a pinch of sugar, a dash of salt, smoke a cigar and drink and a malt" ) it may not be sufficient to protect the actual recipe or formula: (e.g., 1/2 tsp: sugar, 1/4 tsp: salt).
: Even simple recipes (like a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich) can be protected (to some limited extent) both as independent and creative expression (e.g., "lightly toast each side of your favorite whole grain base before gingerly spreading a thin layer of fresh preserves")
: While you cannot generally reproduce the work of others, IT IS NOT COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT TO "REVERSE-ENGINEER" a recipe or to describe the recipe or process IN YOUR OWN WORDS.
: You should give a footnote credit to your source where appropriate and you should never quote extensively from, design a derivative work around or utilize any substantial portion of someone else's work without license.
: For more information about copyrights and copyright protection, visit our site: www.copyrightpros.com
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