[Sca-cooks] [Sca-librarians] copyright on recipe

Gretchen Beck grm at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Sep 9 10:12:49 PDT 2008

Actually, as a cook, I find it of interest. Some additional context (it's
hard to pick up things when you drop into the middle of a conversation),
though, would have been helpful.

toodles, margaret

--On Tuesday, September 09, 2008 1:06 PM -0400 Johnna Holloway
<johnnae at mac.com> wrote:

> And this is a discussion from SCA Librarians and was never on SCA Cooks
> which is why it makes no sense on this list.
> Johnnae
> Solveig Throndardottir wrote:
>> Noble Cousins!
>> Greetings from Solveig! According to the copyright manuals that I 
>> have, recipes can not be copyrighted. Assuming that this is accurate, 
>> the only claim that the copyright owner of the book you are using 
>> might be able to assert is over any photographic reproduction of an 
>> aold cookbook which they used or possibly the typography of their book 
>> assuming that the have reset the type. According to several books on 
>> copyright, the only time that photographic reproduction of two 
>> dimensional media was litigated, the assertion of copyright ownership 
>> over the copied images was refuted. However, the case was tried 
>> somewhere in New York, and was not appealed to a higher court. 
>> Consequently, the case-law has not yet been determined for the entire 
>> country. Most scholarly societies, and if I recall correctly, the 
>> University of Chicago Press are opposed to granting copyright 
>> protection to copies made of works such old books, paintings, &c.
>> Your Humble Servant
>> Solveig Throndardottir
>> Amateur Scholar 
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