Hi. I just joined Hub pages and have a question for you.
I would like to review some food network and cookbook recipes. Am I able to write out their recipe in my article while posting a link to the recipe?
OR, do I need approval from the author to post his or her recipe? Are there any guidelines on Hub Pages that will help me understand what the restrictions are??
Thanks for any information you have to provide! I want to make sure that I follow the guidelines!
HubPages does not permit duplicate content. The duplicate material is detected by automated filters. You may quote, but only to an insignificant extent, or your hub may be unpublished as duplicate.
Welcome to HubPages!
Thanks so much for your reply and kind welcome! I really appreciate it!
I guess I have an additional question then. I saw a few articles published on here that were specifically recipe reviews. The authors wrote the recipe from the cookbook or company webiste (Kraft for example), and included the actual recipe and link to the recipe in the article.
If I'm understanding your response correctly, you're explaining that the recipe review articles that I read should NOT have been published??
Or in other words, do I need permission from the author of a recipe PRIOR to posting a review of the recipe?
Thanks again for your time and input!
You are welcome! I think that if you click on "help" and use "recipe" as a keyword, you will see this has been discussed before.
No expert. But it seems that for recipes, there are some fairly liberal practices, where people freely quote a recipe. The argument goes that a recipe is a recipe, and there is only one way to do that. That is a copyright issue, whether or not there is a legal basis for it, or authors of these recipes oftentimes do not bother to enforce their rights. Some recipe publishers may allow or even encourage it, so you could research the source of the recipe. You could also Google "recipe fair use" and see what comes up.
As far as HubPages goes, there are two possibilities: (1) The quoted portion is a relatively minor part of the whole review, and therefore the duplicate filters did not see the hub as duplicate; (2) A moderator may have given permission after the review was first unpublished as duplicate. (HubPages used to allow duplicate content, but penalize it. That policy has changed).
I hope this helps.
You cannot copyright a list of ingredients, but you can copyright recipe descriptions and cooking instructions.
Nonetheless, using an exact word-for-word copy of the ingredient part of a recipe is most likely going to get you nabbed by the duplicate content filter.
I'd say write the ingredient list in a different order then rewrite the method in your own words.
Even re-writing the ingredients in a different order can trip the duplicate filters. It doesn't just look for exact duplication but can also recognize a percentage of the exact same words.
That's how come it sometimes comes up with false positives. You can have two original articles that use so many of the same word choices and phrases that the algorithm identifies them as copies.
True, but if the only exact duplicate is just a list of ingredients, and you change the method to completely different wording, the duplicate content % should technically be enough to generally avoid any problems.
Although from my point of view, when I do a recipe article it has plenty of other content anyway, which would negate the duplicate problem. Such as history of the recipe, tips and tricks, changes you could try etc.
Yes, but we're talking to a human being who hasn't written a single hub yet and who may not have grasped that concept.
Ok point taken. I occasionally forget who we're dealing with on the internet. It certainly is good if you want to learn cynicism!
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my question! I really appreciate it. I just want to make sure I follow the rules!
Thanks so much everyone for sharing your words of wisdom with me! I really appreciate it!
You can't reprint any part of a recipe other than the recipe list unless it is out of copyright or you have permission. Even that list, as mentioned above, might be flagged as duplicate.
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