Web site for dehydrated foods cookbook

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It's the Mix-A-Meal cookbook by Deanna Bean & Lorna Shute

web site: http://users.itsnet.com/~mixameal

or e-mail: mixameal@itsnet.com

or snail mail: Mix-A-Meal, 588 E. Park Drive, Elk Ridge, UT 84651

-- Jill D. (jdance@mindspring.com), October 08, 1999


Thanks for posting this information. I ordered the book. Now I have a question. Is it wrong to post recipes from a book you bought? I am not that straight laced about being all goody goody, but how do yall feel about it? If a recipe is posted should the book and arthor be credited? Or is that admitting to using the recipe illegally? I don't mind buying a book and sharing.

-- Carol (glear@usa.net), October 08, 1999.

I don't believe that informal reviews with examples of recipes would hurt-as long as full credit was given to the authors (ask first). That having been said, I know for a fact that intellectual property rights are jealously guarded by publishers and an unattributed recipe list just might have the lawyers reaching for their Dun & Bradstreet CD's to determine your net worth in preparation for litigation. Claiming recipes as your own? Good luck to that individual... I'm not an attorney, so take my advice for what it's worth...

-- chairborne commando (what-me-worry@armageddon.com), October 10, 1999.

There seems to be some confusion here. A recipe that is posted but does not cite the source or creator on a forum such as this would be nearly impossible to litigate for purposes of copyright infringement. I don't know of any source out there attempting to cross-match uncredited recipes on a file card in my home or on the 'net with recipes on file with the copyright office. If you're giving it out on Oprah your chances of someone stumbling across a connection might increase, but I think it's a moot worry.

The question with copyrighting is not that the recipe needs to be credited to whomever created or published it. The restriction is that permission be given to reproduce it. Citing the recipe's creator doesn't fulfill that requirement. It would, however, definitely link you with your source and then you'd have no defense - like saying you found it on a recipe card in the back of Aunt Melba's kitchen cabinet.

Not that I intend to infringe on anyone's copyrights - I've copyrighted a few things myself. But I've also downloaded lots of bread baking and other recipes without fear of reprisal. None of them have been stated as being someone else's copyrighted property, so I'm assuming there's lots of cooks out there lots more creative than I am that are happy to share their recipes!

-- Jill D. (jdance@mindspring.com), October 10, 1999.

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