CopyRight, CopyLeft and Public Domain.....the CopyrightfightGame

Luis Villa louie@ximian.com
12 Feb 2002 12:17:24 -0500


On Tue, 2002-02-12 at 12:07, ThosStew@aol.com wrote:
> 
> In a message dated 2/12/2002 10:38:20 AM, louie@ximian.com writes:
> 
> >There is still no copyright on recipes
> 
> this is, actually, but it has to do with the flow of words rather than the 
> lists of incredients and methods. It's like the telephone-book problem. You 
> can take a recipe, change the order in which ingredients are listed; rewrite 
> the isntrucitons while keeping them the same, and present it as new. But you 
> cannot copy and paste. A few years ago a cookbook writer--Pamela Harlech? 
> can't remember for sure--got into boiling water (with a bay leaf) for 
> precisely this problem. 

But for all intents and purposes you can plagiarize freely in ways you
can't with other works, right? [see: 'The Wind Done Gone', which is not
in fact plagiarism but political commentary... but that's a different
thread ;)]
Luis