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Re-writing recipes for Pinterest, Will there be copyrighting issues?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by elecsho, May 10, 2014.

  1. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    I know from my experience that pinterest is the easiest and fastest way to make money online and I would recommend it to any new marketers wanting to get their feet wet.

    But pinterest is getting a little strict lately and have been banning accounts like crazy. I can't blame them the rules are very clear, copy someones content, spam or exploit group boards and you will be banned.

    And unfortunately %90 of people(including me) look at pinterest to make money only through these ways.

    I was making up to $50 a day by spending 30 minutes(at most and rarely) a day. But of course I was banned. Many times.

    So I say why not try to make everything white hat and consider it a long term platform. Only thing is I will never be able to actually make my own recipes and take the time to make the actual foods. That's just not my thing. My job is on the computer and not in the kitchen. So do you think that writing someone else's recipes in my own words and trying my best not to use their images would let me face any copyrighting issues?
     
  2. EmpireQuality

    EmpireQuality Elite Member

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    unfortunately, if the recipe creator finds your site, they will be unhappy.
    and they will probably send you an angry email.
    i used to do it, but it's not a smart idea.
     
  3. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    so the completely %100 white hat way is to make my own recipes?
     
  4. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    As long as you re-word it differently, there should be no problem.
    By the way, recipe books sell very well on Kindle. Especially if you
    do them in theme form. For instance:

    "100 Easy & Tasty Japanese Dishes"

    "10 Minute Recipes For Busy People"

    and so on . . .

    You might want to consider doing some of those. :)

    Best of Luck! - "Wiz"
     
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  5. timothywcrane

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    You are on a fine line. You may not be violating copyright, but you will be plagarising. The list of ingredients is not copyrighted, only the production of it is. Plaragising on the other hand (also against Pinterest TOS) would apply, but the photo part is much more of thier focus. This is what the gooberment says about recipe copyright.

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    [COLOR=#233640][FONT=Verdana]Copyright law does not protect recipes that are mere listings of ingredients. Nor does it protect other mere listings of ingredients such as those found in formulas, compounds, or prescriptions. Copyright protection may, however, extend to substantial literary expression?a description, explanation, or illustration, for example?that accompanies a recipe or formula or to a combination of recipes, as in a cookbook.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    I would say that you are in good company on Pinterest with your recipe ideas. Just use unique photos and descriptions.
     
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    You cant copyright a recipe.
     
  7. muscleteen

    muscleteen Regular Member

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    If you are making that much money, then maybe you can consider hiring an actual cook? The cook would then give you recipes of his/her own (along with full, exclusive rights to use them however you want to). No copyright infringement. No plagiarism.
     
  8. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    Thanks Wiz I appreciate the details
     
  9. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    $50/day is not enough to hire a cook
     
  10. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    thanks I guess I will be okay then!
     
  11. CodingAndStuff

    CodingAndStuff Regular Member

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    Go to reddit's "forhire" section or on MTurk and pay people $1 for each article/recipe they rewrite. If you're making $50 a day, then that $1 investment per day is worth it. Look at it like operation costs.
     
  12. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    Thanks for your reply but my question is if it's okay to rewrite them or not.
     
  13. muscleteen

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    By cook, I meant a regular cook, not a full-blown chef. Basically, even people flipping burgers are cooks (no disrespect meant here; you burger flippers are really cooks :) ). And you don't have to hire them full-time. Just to write you a recipe. Not sure what McDonald's pays its cooks an hour, but I'm pretty sure a 15 - 30 min recipe from a cook (again, not a chef!) isn't expensive.