We’re legal, baby!

This is some legal gobblely-gook that needs to be looked at by anyone who thinks that we’re doing something fucked-up with what you think is copyrighted material.  Consider it a gift from us to you.  Because we love you.  Oh, don’t be that way.  We do.

First things first.  We’re not dummies (although there are times…).  We’re not going to do anything that will bring on a cease and desist letter because ain’t nobody got time for that!  And we’re certainly not interested in having to retain a lawyer to fight your ass over something that we know to be true.  We’re not out to act like your recipe is ours and holy shit, a simple screen shot will prove that in a court of law any ol’ day.  The very first paragraph of each entry says where we got the recipe and the name of the person who provided the original content. We don’t use your photographs because that’s not allowed and we actually like proving to the world that we suck at food photography.  But the rest?  It all lands under the heading of fair use (see below).

So, we basically just saved you an attorney fee.  You’re welcome.


§102 · Subject matter of copyright: In general
(a) Copyright protection subsists, in accordance with this title, in original
works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression, now known
or later developed, from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise
communicated, either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. Works of
authorship include the following categories:
(1) literary works;
(2) musical works, including any accompanying words;
(3) dramatic works, including any accompanying music;
(4) pantomimes and choreographic works;
(5) pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works;
(6) motion pictures and other audiovisual works;
(7) sound recordings; and
(8) architectural works.
(b) In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship
extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept,
principle, or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained,
illustrated, or embodied in such work.
Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.

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