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From:thespian
Date:November 4th, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)

you are not the only one.

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I just contacted a gentleman in texas who carves very distinctive pumpkins. While I cannot find the other pumpkins, searching for just 'tiger pumpkin' (which appears on page 8 of the same issue as your article) got me to him (and his clearly copyrighted images) very quickly.

http://pumpkingutter.com/pumpkinblog/?page_id=555&cpage=3#comment-158

It has come to light that a magazine, Cooks Source, has completely lifted an article from godecookery.com, and when contacted by the owner of that site/author of the article, the editor 'informed' her that everything that can be found online is 'in the public domain' (http://illadore.livejournal.com/30674.html).

I noticed that elsewhere in the magazine your tiger pumpkin (from http://pumpkingutter.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=27) was printed in the same issue (http://is.gd/gIuDL or check Cooks Source's facebook page in their gallery for the recent issue), and I'm willing to bet they used the same specious logic that if they found it online, even with your clear copyright notice, it was theirs to use.

You may want to contact the author of the other copyright violation, as (if you did not give them permission), this is pretty endemic at the magazine, and both of you can back each other up.

-Stephanie
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From:thespian
Date:November 4th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)

Re: you are not the only one.

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Pumpkin Rum Pie on page eight has been stolen work for word from pauladeen.com

http://www.pauladeen.com/recipes/view2/pumpkin_rum_pie/
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From:thespian
Date:November 4th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)

Re: you are not the only one.

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the pumpkin bars also seem to be a Deen recipe, though all I can find are people posting it (attributed to her).
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From:thespian
Date:November 4th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)

Re: you are not the only one.

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http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/pumpkin-mousse-parfaits-recipe/index.html

the Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits are Ina Garten's.

all of these are word for word plagiarism, btw; a recipe cannot be copywritten, but the text and presentation of it can and is.

Edited at 2010-11-04 04:53 pm (UTC)
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From:inquisitiveravn
Date:November 7th, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)

Re: you are not the only one.

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Technically, the ingredient list can't be copyrighted. The instructions themselves may be if sufficiently creative.
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From:thespian
Date:November 7th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)

Re: you are not the only one.

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I'm aware of that; everything that I noted up there was based on the instructions, which I searched for 7-10 word phrases out of. The instructions do not need to be 'sufficiently creative'; the word from the copyright office covers "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."

These recipes are absolutely covered in this, since I searched for extended lines of description, and found matches that extended to the entire 2-3 paragraphs of each recipe.

it was also so endemic (90% of the magazine was copied) that I do, on the other hand, believe Judith Griggs really did, somehow, believe her public domain defense, for some reason.
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