[Sca-cooks] copyright on recipe

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Tue Sep 9 10:10:41 PDT 2008

It's not as clearcut as the Noble Cousin would have you believe.

The text of a recipe is original work
and that can be copyrighted.
"when a recipe or formula is accompanied by substantial literary 
expression in the form of an explanation or directions, or when there is 
a combination of recipes, as in a cookbook, there may be a basis for 
copyright protection."

Translations fall under another section.


Samia al-Kaslaania wrote:
> Thank you for posting this. However, I wonder what are the details 
> about someone's translation or redaction? That's their work.
> Samia

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