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I own quite a few cook books full of mouthwatering images that contain recipes that do not work. So as a father who has to create tasty meals for a bunch of otherwise grumpy kids, I can only beg you to: Collect recipes from whereever you want. Cook them yourself, and then publish the instructions as you have found them to work. Because that is what I ...


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I am not a lawyer. But it's my understanding that recipes, in their barest form, cannot be copyrighted, as they are a description of a method of accomplishing something. What IS copyrightable is the specific text that expresses those instructions, as well as any accompanying images, etc. There may be other aspects of the way the recipe is organized that is ...


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Having a competitor with a poor web interface is not justification for plagiarism. However, it's clear that you understand this. To build your own library of recipes, seek used cookbooks that are so old that copyright no longer applies. Used book stores and thrift shops are a good source for this, as are online bidding sites like eBay. The challenge with ...


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I assume, because you have a direct competitor, that your recipes would be quite specialised, for example, focused on using peanuts or Indian. Having bought a large number of cookbooks over time, I tend now to focus on particular series or 'brands'. One series we have about ten of is the 'Australian Woman's Weekly' because the instructions are clear, the ...



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