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Copyright & Sharing

Show love and courtesy for your fellow foodies

It really, really, really makes me sad when someone steals my photos, or my words. You can copy a recipe … I don’t really even mind if you copy the directions even though copyright laws say that the way I express the recipe is mine. But please don’t copy an entire post word for word. And please, if you are going to share, either take your own photos … or if you want to use one of mine, please ask. What I normally say is “sure, you can use it … just make sure you give me credit for the photo and link back to that post on my blog.”

Recipes are meant to be shared. I love sharing my recipes, and nothing makes me happier than to hear about someone who has tried one of my recipes. I love it when people blog about a recipe of mine that they tried. You might notice I try a lot of other people’s recipes too … we all do. That is what recipes are all about. But when I do try someone else’s recipe, I always write up my own process … what I did when I made the recipe. I always link back to my source. And I always, always, always take my own photographs. Please follow common courtesy and do the same.

Unless otherwise mentioned, all the photos on this blog are mine. It took me a lot of time and effort to create the recipe, style, and photograph it. These photographs belong to me under U.S. copyright law. If you use any of my photos without my permission, you are breaking the law. (There are some guest posts where other people’s photographs are used, but they are clearly attributed to the guest author.)

What about sharing on facebook, twitter, pinterest?

Sharing on facebook, tweeting, pinning … yes, by all means, please share! I love to see my content shared! I wouldn’t have shared it publicly if I didn’t mean for it to be shared! You might see my recipes and photos featured on some recipe linkys. All of that is fine as long as you give me credit and link back to the original post on my blog.

Can I upload your photo to my facebook page?

Yes and No. No, uploading my photo to your facebook page and treating it as yours without giving me credit or linking to the post on my blog is NOT okay. Under some conditions it might be okay, but you would need to ask me first, give me credit, and link back to the post on my blog.

If you have any questions, just ask. Leave a message here and I will respond.

Thank you for your attention and your courtesy.

6 responses

  1. Hello Sumptuous Spoonful! I love your recipes and your pictures and your beautifully descriptive words and your presentation. Now I even love your sweet way of explaining the copyright laws. How could anybody ever abuse your talent with such a kind way of presenting as this. God Bless! Debra Lagemann, Seven Sisters Home Designs, LLC

    July 26, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    • Ann

      Debra you are so sweet! Thank you so much:)

      July 27, 2012 at 7:35 am

  2. sue lassman

    i have a great recipe for anoodle kugel. i will gladly give you the recipe. no charge or anything. i am not that tech savvy and would love it if you were to share it with the world. it is something very good, very rich and i bet not many people have ever tried it. i have other recipes i would love to give to you to share as well if you like. i am not asking for a thing in return.

    September 27, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    • Ann

      Sue I would love to try your recipe! I’ll email you … thank you so much:)

      September 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm

  3. What a wonderful blog…. I saw a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte posted on FB that courteously gave credit and link which drew me back here. I will look forward to your recipes. Just a beautiful blog, wonderful recipes and a true delightful find for me. Blessings… Have a wonderful October !

    October 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you so very much for your kind words Judyann. That means so much to hear that.

      October 3, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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