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#1 James

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 07:51 PM

I would like to reprint some Cassoulet recipes copyrighted in the mid 1960's, more than 49 years ago. Are they freely available now?
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#2 Marlene

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:03 PM

I am not up on copyright, but I'd think that anything from the mid sixties would be fine. If not, I'll deal with it if it comes up. Post away. :)
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#3 Corgi Man

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:08 PM

James,
As I understand it, they are still under copyright in the US. The copyright exists for 70 years after the author's or owner's death. Maybe Canadian law is different. Who knows? A few years back I adapted a musical from a G B Shaw play and the copyright was still good in the British Commonwealth but had expired in the US.
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#4 Marlene

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:12 PM

Here's the deal. I try to be cognizant of up to date copyright. New books, recipes etc. However, I'm ok with James posting a 1960's recipe. If someone wants to come after us for it, I'll deal with it.
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:27 PM

OK I'll type it in, As it is from an old frayed and yellow book. But I'll check with a librarian
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#6 Marlene

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:51 PM

Absolutely you should check. I'm just sayin as far as this site is concerned, I'll accept them. :)
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:21 PM

Something from the 60s would still be in copyright, as somebody said it is 75 years after the creator's death.

However you can not copyright a list of ingredients, that happens to be a specific example used by the Copyright office as to what you can not copyright. Nor can you copy general technique, such as braise or roast 20 minutes a pound at 325 F. What is copyrightable is the explicit language, drawings and pictures. So as you type modify the instructions to your voice.

This is what I do on my recipe blog here the language and the pictures are totally mine.

I am not a lawyer, but I am well versed in Intellectual Property Protection.




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