[Sca-cooks] Stolen recipes was Ummm... weird question...

dmyers at medievalcookery.com dmyers at medievalcookery.com
Thu Apr 23 06:49:36 PDT 2009

Actually, I added the comment to the site.  There have been no responses
to any of the emails send to the site owners at their published contact
addresses (I really wasn't expecting a response, but one can always
hope).  None of the posters have responded either.

I wouldn't have bothered except for that clause in grouprecipe.com's
terms saying that they have full copyright on material published on
their site.  That could cause trouble for me if I decide to use one of
those recipes in a published cookbook - in order to keep my rights under
US copyright law, I need to make an effort to enforce my own rights.

Maybe I'll send a DMCA takedown notice to their upstream provider next. 
If I go high enough, it might force some kind of reaction (unless the
site is hosted in China).

- Doc

> -------- Original Message --------
> From: Johnna Holloway 
> Almost six weeks ago we had a discussion on the list
> about the grouprecipes website and how medieval recipes
> from this list, the Florilegium, medievalcookery.com, Cariadoc's 
> Miscellany, and godecookery.com were being misappropriated and added to 
> that website.
> Have they removed the recipes in question? No, they haven't.
> Did they respond to objections? No.
> In at least one instance, they have simply printed Doc's objections as a 
> comment...
> http://www.grouprecipes.com/55641/cinnamon-soup.html
> Dmyers 3 weeks, 5 days ago said:
> The original source of this recipe is
> http://recipes.medievalcookery.com/cinnamon.html
> This recipe was copied from MedievalCookery.com and posted here in 
> violation of US copyright laws.
> Since grouprecipes.com asserts in their terms and conditions that they 
> receive full publication rights to all recipes posted on this site, I 
> can not permit my work to be posted here. If you wish to distribute any 
> of the recipes from MedievalCookery.com, please post only a link to the 
> recipe.
> Neither grouprecipes.com or its affiliates have permission to reproduce 
> or distribute this recipe.
> Best regards,
> Daniel Myers
> MedievalCookery.com
> ----
> What utter gall of these people!
> Johnnae

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