Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Copyright of Recipe?



I received Newsletter every two months from this baking supply Centre. I am the member and a regular customer too. I picked up the Jan/Feb 2008 newsletter from my mailbox on my way back from work. Was studying the class schedule, the promotion and then here it came the Recipe section. Wasn't this recipe and one of the photographs very, absolutely, extremely familiar? Hey, it was my recipe and my photographs!

Not only the recipe is in the newsletter, it is also made available on their webpage here. Should I say I am honoured? My recipe was taken without any prior written consent. Here's the original recipe.

7 comments:

SteamyKitchen said...

NO WAY. I'd be furious!

Little Corner of Mine said...

They should have asked for your permission first before they printed out your recipe. What makes me mad is they even used your own photographs!! That's insane for not even have the courtesy to ask for your consent! You should write to them.

Ling's Passion said...

I agee with Little Corner. You should write to them and demand them for appropriate action to rectify this matter. This is DAY LIGHT ROBBERY.

Jo said...

Thanks girls for the suggestion. As a matter of fact, I wrote to them a week ago. All I asked was just to refer the recipe back to the author in their coming issue and on the website. No action was taken that`s why I am trying to be mean now by making this known on my blog.

Lady Vanilla said...

this is not cool at all !
i dont understand why they dont used their own chefs recipes ?!?

macdude said...

They need to print out an apology acknowledging their mistake in plagiarism in their next newsletter & website. This has commercial value so it shouldn't be pushed aside. If not yourself, who else would be next. That would at least send out a message.

This doesn't bode well for the authenticity of the said bakery.

Great blog & web community here btw. :-)

Precious Moments said...

oh gosh! this is unbelieveable. Better have a talk with them. Xin Nian Kuai Le. You have been tagged. Check it out. http://preciousmoments66.blogspot.com/2008/02/tagged.html