A Copyright is designed to protect the results of your own creative work. As the US Copyright Office describes it: "Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of
the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of original works of authorship,
including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual
works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Section
106 of the 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive
right to do and to authorize others to do the following: To reproduce the work in
copies or phonorecords; To prepare derivative works based upon the work; To distribute
copies or phonorecords of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership,
or by rental, lease, or lending; To perform the work publicly, in the case of literary,
musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and
other audiovisual works; To display the copyrighted work publicly, in the case of
literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial,
graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture
or other audiovisual work; and In the case of sound recordings, to perform the work
publicly by means of a digital audio transmission." In other words, copyright holder
defines whether protected by copyright law work will be shared with community and
on which terms.
Please review what the US Copyright Office says about recipe copyright.
With recipes, 'step-by-step descriptions' are protected with copyright law. When posting new recipes to HealthyHomeRecipes.com, we would expect that you are posting your own original descriptions of recipes.
Many recipes on HealthyHomeRecipes.com were originally collected from public domain recources.
We cannot be held responsible for what our visitors post to HealthyHomeRecipes.com but will be more than willing to review any recipe suspect of a Copyright violation and remove it promptly if needed. If you feel that a recipe should not be published on our site, please, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with this recipe's
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