Process Post 8

hroughout the creative process of my site, I have very often taken inspiration from a variety of places also within the online space. This week in class, we spent time discussing copyright, creative commons, as well as what it looks like to share content online that may be un-original. 

The article, Canada: You Say Tomaydo , I Say No Copyright Infringement: Recipe Book Not An Original Compilation, written by Peter Henie and Cassels (2015), argues the possible copyright infringement of recipes and the overall Canadian perspective of the regulation of such.  

In the case, “Tomaydo-Tomahhdo, LLC, et al. v. George Vozary, et al.,” there is a question about the possible copyright of recipes from the “former partners in a restaurant, Tomaydo-Tomahhdo, for copying a number of recipes at the defendants’ delivery catering business.” 

During the appeal of the case, the court decided that ” while facts cannot be copyrighted, compilations of facts generally can be. The Court described a compilation as a work formed by the collection and assembling of pre-existing materials or of data that are selected, coordinated, or arranged in such a way that the resultant work as a whole constitutes an original authorship.”  

When creating my site, it is important to be extremely careful of the sources, images, and information that I may use and cite them appropriately, to avoid issues that I may encounter related to copyright.  

In my next posts, I will focus on providing content relating to my travel theme and cite the sources that I use and add to my posts accordingly.

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