This is just a quick post to encourage all food bloggers to go tell Cook's Source what we think of their apparent assertion that recipes on the web are in the public domain.
Food blogger Monica Gaudio found out that Cooks Source published a piece that she wrote about apple pie, but did not get her permission to do so. Gaudio contacted the publication, half expecting it to be some kind of unfortunate mix-up, and asked for a nominal sum of money as compensation. That's when Griggs -- or someone using her e-mail address -- responded, blasting Gaudio for even raising the issue: "... honestly Monica, the web is considered 'public domain' and you should be happy we just didn't 'lift' your whole article and put someone else's name on it!"
- Los Angeles Times - Daily Dish - Cooks Source magazine vs. the Web
Pass it on.
Anonymous CB said...
I work with a variety of food bloggers and writers and attempt to verify the source to provide credit when I "borrow" an idea and most certainly provide specific credit with posting their materials!

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