[Sca-cooks] Dessert plagiarism

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Fri Feb 17 11:08:27 PST 2012

This is the algorithm for making bread and as such can't be copyrighted.  As 
you point out the specific words describing how one executes the algorithm 
can be copyrighted.  As a process, it's patentable, but there is definitive 
evidence of prior use, so that a patent is demostrably invalid.


> However if it is take water, flour, yeast, knead, let rise, form into 
> loaves, let rise again, then bake - you can copyright it but it probably 
> wouldn't stand up to a legal challenge.
> Unique and specific.
> Eduardo

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