Do You like to Post Recipes?
As I was checking some of my Bubblews posts tonight to see if they are intact or I need to delete them, I ran across something interesting some of you might have missed that was posted by Bubblews Member Support. I only saw it because I had deleted a post and when you do that you automatically are directed to the home page. This post from support on Recipe Plagiarism had just hit the home page, so I took a look at it without even knowing who had written it.
As usual after reading any official Bubblews post, I'm left wondering. Recipes are the latest focus of the staff in looking for plagiarism. If you post a recipe, they aren't going to pay for it unless you can prove it's yours and you didn't spin it from somewhere else. Yet there is only room for one photo on the page, and the size isn't compatible with a lot of the photos one takes when cooking. There is no mention of how you can prove a recipe is yours.
It appears the site would rather people not post their recipes there anymore. If you are posting them, be on alert that they are being read in great detail by the staff, and I get the impression you will be considered guilty of plagiarism unless you can prove you are innocent in some way, yet no method is given for proving your innocence.
I seriously doubt if there are very many truly original recipes these days. Most will be variations of one that someone published somewhere – even if your mother taught it to you. I believe I read somewhere that it does not violate a copyright to publish recipes you have adapted if you have added original photos or changed the ingredients or the directions. Evidently Bubblews staff does not agree.
Pictures and content are original and may not be used without permission, B. Radisavljevic, Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved
The photo is one I took of my homemade recipe book of my favorite recipes, most of which were clipped from paper publications. I have modified many of them to make them my own.
Image Credit » I took the photo