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Friday Factoid – 12.21.12

If your holiday recipe is merely a written list of ingredients, the recipe is not protected under copyright law (although it may be protected as a trade secret).  However, if you include with your ingredient list a substantial additional written work (such as an explanation of the recipe, cooking directions or a collection of recipes in the form of a cookbook), there may be a basis for copyright protection.     Source:  http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl122.pdf