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Goose Cooked for Cooks Source

November 5, 2010

I’ve never seen a publication skewered the way Cooks Source has been. For good reason. Editor Judith Griggs was audacious, not apologetic, when responding towriter Monica Gaudio who complained about having her article about apple pie ripped off.

Griggs explained to Monica that , “… the web is considered ‘public domain’ and you should be happy we just didn’t ‘lift’ your whole article and put someone else’s name on it! It happens a lot, clearly more than you are aware of, especially on college campuses, and the workplace. If you took offence and are unhappy, I am sorry, but you as a professional should know that the article we used written by you was in very bad need of editing, and is much better now than was originally.”

Griggs is not alone. Copyrighted photos and recipes, from this very blog, have been copied without my permission. One recipe, that was featured in a profile about me in the New York Post, was picked up by multiple outlets including a book.

When I complained to one big cooking website, the response was swift and apologetic.

They immediately removed the recipe.

That’s how it should be done, Ms. Griggs.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2010 6:10 pm

    howdy Lenanozizwe

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