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