Friday, June 27, 2014
Copyright Recipes? 86!
one of our favorite recipes:
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Dear Rich: Our neighborhood watch committee is going to raise money with a street fair and food and we're also selling a cookbook that we're making on CreateSpace. One of the people contributing three recipes said he wanted the copyright on his recipes to be in his name. What do I do?
Including a copyright notice on his recipes -- for example © 2014 Chef Jones -- would be meaningless because copyright doesn't protect recipes (and here's
). However, the complete collection of recipes (and additional text and photos) may be protected as a
copyright. And recipes that have not been publicly disclosed can be protected under trade secret law, assuming that they can't be easily
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