A friend wants to put together a fundraising cook book (for her GS's school).
If someone submits a recipe which is copied from a cookbook or cut 'n pasted from a website is she (or the school as the publisher) comitting an offense against copyright? Having to pulp the book with no sales would be a serious disaster.
Will she need to get each contributor to guarantee in writing that the recipe is not plagiarised? And what if the contributor is fibbing or is forgetful? I am concerned on her behalf. She seems wilfully ignorant of any such pitfalls and I keep thinking "Ignorance is no excuse!"
The idea is very much to sell the cook book so this may matter. Does anyone have first hand experience in this field? Or am I just being a worrier? Either way, I don't want her getting a solicitor's letter on behalf of Jamie Oliver or Delia Smith.
Thoughts pls. She has already started asking around for contributions by end of Jan so time is fairly short.
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