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Hi guys making a recipe website

Discussion in 'Copywriting & Sales Persuasion' started by ryfizzle, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. ryfizzle

    ryfizzle Newbie

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    Hey guys as some of you would proberly already know i am making a website which will have alot of pages what is protected under the copywrite law (i.e can i copy the exact ingredients and method if i contribute the name of the create , or can i rearrange the methods and not include to name of the creator) and also whats the standing on Videos and images

    Thank you very much for your time!!!
    -ryfizzle
     
  2. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    All aspects of what you're talking about are likely protected by copyright law. Unless the recipes are in the public domain. Though given how well known some recipes are it might be hard for a plaintiff to sue. I mean if you're copying their explanations word for word they'd probably have a better case.

    Overall, I'd advise you speak to a copyright attorney before investing too much in this project. There was also recently a landmark scraping lawsuit which now enables sites scraping content to be legally liable, so be careful.
     
  3. hamish11

    hamish11 Regular Member

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    If you don't post content directly from other pages I would think you would be okay as long as you are not leaking Mrs. Field's recipe! How are you planning to monetize?
     
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    Narrator Power Member

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    Make the site so it allows user submitted recipes. Scrape all the recipes you want and have them posted under different accounts.

    If you get DMCA requests for certain recipes, take those down.


    Cheers!
     
  5. CEPI

    CEPI Power Member

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    I used to just pull RSS feeds of top recipe sites into a blogger blog that posted short link to a twitter account too, that was years ago, so I don't even know if that's possible anymore. I just had adsense on the blogger page and only made about 10 bucks a month or so, but I guess that's replicable if you have the time and maybe use it on WP or something. Not sure how you'd engineer the feeds in now. I think back then I used TwFeed into ping.fm and something else. I am sure it's all different now, but twist it to make it work with current apps and you should be good to automate.
     
  6. ryfizzle

    ryfizzle Newbie

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    is there any way i can get around the copyright law and beable to post this , this would be my first website and i wanna make it great!
     
  7. Tony Barns

    Tony Barns Regular Member

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    The only way to get around it is by not copyrighting or ask for permission to post the content and tell the owner you'll link back to the original recipe. I just started my own recipe website 3 days ago I took a different approach to get content but it's a lot of work still.


    The good thing is with recipes you can make them your own by changing up some ingredients.
     
  8. 10zen

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    That's what copyright is for...

    You can probably re-write, put new images and get away with it.
    May be you can find PLR and post it on your site. But if you are going to
    copy someone else content then you can expect problems later if not sooner.

    So, try to find contents legally... you can find some people who just blog for fun
    on blogspots, wordpress.com and other free blogging sites and ask them if they
    want to write for you and you share revenue with them.
     
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    Are you attempting to copy published receipes from cookbooks or other published materials? or are these online recipes from individuals? Answers could depend on where the recipes came from and to what degree you are "copying"
     
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    WayneInc Senior Member

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    you have your own writter or you are using the PLR ??
     
  11. gene_nero

    gene_nero Newbie

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    if you check out the blog article about copy writing recipes check out nycrecipe blog
     
  12. alottolearn

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    If u are in us, then be cautious, huge fine for copyright infringement, I think you already know that.
     
  13. marketmonster

    marketmonster Junior Member Premium Member

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    Ingredients lists are not subject to copyright but the directions/title/etc are. If you are actually trying to build a following though you'll want to moderate the recipes. There is no shortage of awful recipes on the web for sure.
     
  14. georgemichael

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    All you have to do is completely rewrite them, check on copyscape so it passes 100%

    copy and paste or just rearrange a few words and you will probably be found out sooner or later
     
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    For recipes, my understanding is that lists of ingredients are not and cannot be copyrighted. However, recipe descriptions and instructions are protected by copyright, so you will have to rewrite those if you want to stay on the up-and-up.
     
  16. JohnStar

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    There is no valid recipe. You need to TEST for yourself and try all ways. Maybe what is working for me is not working for you. But TESTING is the key to success.