Hi Timethief -
I found a wonderful recipe for Turtle Popcorn (Caramel), and I posted it on my site with a link back to where it was from (its creator). She wrote to me and said that I am not allowed to do that, that if it wasn't removed I would be reported to DCMA, that I cannot copy word for word, but I can write the recipe in my own words, and change things.... well that to me is stupid, how then is it a recipe if I haven't yet made it with the changes I make to it? I thought my providing a link would credit the author and send more people to her site, because once there they would then look at other recipes.
Now sure, if I claimed they were mine, and mine alone, but I am not publishing a book, I am posting a recipe found on line and stating where I found it.
I have found so much pleasure in the recipes that I have posted many collected over the past 40 years, so now I feel as if I have to remove everything from my blog, and just move on to something else. But then it makes me think - what about a recipe someone makes for guests who enjoy it and then ask for it, who then make it for their guest, and it still gets passed around....
I am confused...... Debbie