I saw a post last nite that bothers me and I’ve seen it a number of times since joining goneraw.com. I would like to put the topic out for discussion. The post I saw last nite made a request of a recipe from a book that I just happened to purchase recently. I paid good, hard earned money for that book after long and careful consideration and someone apparently thinks it’s ok to ask for recipes that are printed in that book rather than purchase the book like I did. I also feel that the author put in alot of long hours and hard work to share their experience. I felt that paying the price of the book was worth it.
There is a reason material is copyrighted and personally I feel it should be respected. Posting a copyrighted recipe and naming the author is not acceptable either unless the original author has given express permission. Posting copyrighted material is not only a violation of the authors rights, it puts the integrity of this site in question. Can you say Napster?
This is just my personal opinion. It is my hope that goneraw.com and it’s members would wish to maintain the highest level of integrity and respect the authors that publish their wealth of knowledge for us to benefit from.