What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? OKLAHOMA.
I in creating a website with a forum for people to post recipe but am afriad about copyright infringement.
Here's some links to what I found;
Both those links have the folowing language
Most of the cookbooks I have seen have that standard copyright notice, e.g. (C) 2004, a few have "Text copyrighted". What if someone posts a recipe with the exact ingredients but with their own explanation of how to cook the dish, i.e. not copy of the text in a cookbook/magazine?However, where a recipe or formula is accompanied by substantial literary expression in the form of an explanation or directions, or when there is a collection of recipes as in a cookbook, there may be a basis for copyright protection.
Some advice that I have gotten from another forum is
Is that true?"If you edit or moderate the submissions you become responsible for the content, otherwise the responsibility remains with the poster."
If so, is that true even if I put a disclaimer on the site saying that I am only responsible for the framework of the site and do not claim authorship, ownership or copyright for any third-party posted content and that I will aid, within my possibilites, the rightful and proven copyright owner to contact anyone infringing by supplying all the information I have?
My idea is to have a forum based submission (like this website) so moderation of the forum board is something I intend to do.
Here's what I have seen on other recipe sites
But since people could be posting for all over the world, what copyright laws would apply?
- The laws that I am subject to as the webmaster residing in Oklahoma?
- The laws that are subject for the location of the server hosting my site?
- The laws that are subject for the location of person who posted the recipe?