Recipe Copyright Policy & Attribution ... the Right Way!Written by: Anyonita Green on
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Recipes can be a bit tricky to pin down in terms of attribution because so many recipes are timeless classics, are passed on via word-of-mouth or are simply not written down. All of these instances make it difficult to properly give credit to the recipe's developer.
Websites like Pinterest and Facebook don't help with the problem because many people copy and paste recipes in the body of a post or pin, not citing the blog or website it came from. Even though it's not widely discussed, there is an etiquette to sharing and distributing someone else's recipe. There are legalities to consider and to be aware of for both food bloggers and blog readers. The purpose of this post is to clearly explain what the law is regarding recipe copyright and attribution and to give clear examples of how to properly attribute a recipe.