Monday, September 28, 2009
Early this morning, I arrived home from San Francisco. I wasn't able to sleep on the plane last night, so I've been resting and catching up with a few things.
It will take a few days to share more pictures and stories with you. But for now, here are some highlights.
I spoke on the panel called Protecting Yourself and Your Work. Sean Timberlake of Hedonia was the Moderator and Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes was also part of the panel.
Both Elise and Sean were a pleasure to work with and I truly appreciate all their knowledge and generosity. A couple of people came up to me later and told me that they really enjoyed the presentation. That meant the world to me!
Click on the link for BlogHer's Official Live Blog from the session. It was my first panel discussion and I was a bit nervous in the beginning. I relaxed after a few minutes and was able to get most of my points across.
One thing I do want to clarify though. It may not have been made clear enough in the discussion. It's true that generally recipes are not protected under copyright law. However, the few recipe related copyright cases and law review articles state that it is possible that a recipe containing enough original literary expression could be protected under copyright. One case in particular, Barbour v. Head, states "... the statement issued by the Register of Copyrights, to whatever extent it is instructive, does not declare that recipes are per se uncopyrightable."
Okay, back to the conference. During lunch, I had my brush with celebrity.
I met Rocco DiSpirito. He was there representing Bertolli and looking quite appetizing himself. Well that's it for now. More soon!
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