Who Owns a Recipe? A Plagiarism Claim Has Cookbook Authors Asking. – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
Explain and discuss the legal and ethical issues involved in copyrighting a recipe. Should recipes be eligible for copyright protection? How is this similar/different to copyrighting a song, an Instagram photo, a TikTok video? When does inspiration cross a line into theft? How could/should a copyrighted recipe be enforced?
Your explanation should reflect back to the chapter reading on Intellectual Property and the rules governing copyrighting artistic work. This discussion should be more than just your opinion/feelings about it. Please use the legal environment of intellectual property to examine why or why not this particular form of creative work is or is not deserving of legal protection.
100% (1 rating)The idea is not protected by copyright. As a result, copyright rules do not apply to the essence of a cuisine, which is captured through a specific combination of ingredients that generates the flavour. Without concern of infringing on copyright, any…View the full answer