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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone -

From time to time it is necessary for us to put out a reminder about some of the important rules of using the forums.

One very common thing is to share information you found somewhere else. Very commonly a user will quote the information from another site and then provide a link to it. While this may seem like a good way to present the information it is actually a violation of the terms of use. Here is an excerpt from the user agreement:

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You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. This includes, but is not limited to any copyrighted or trademarked material. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.



The reason for this rule is not an effort on the part of Cake Central to make sharing information more difficult. It is there to protect the copyrights of other websites or authors. Not only does directly quoting the information violate the copyrights of the original author, it puts Cake Central at risk of ligitation.

So the proper way to provide that information is to type a brief description of what you are linking to and then provide a direct link to the content.

Please PM me, Jackie, or any Moderator if you have a question about this.

As Cake Central grows larger and larger, this will become a larger and larger issue. Please protect yourself and Cake Central when sharing information.
post #2 of 13
Sorry Heath, I'm a little confused.
Can you please clarify.

As I understand, this is the wrong way to link info.
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Very commonly a user will quote the information from another site and then provide a link to it.



And this is the right way
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So the proper way to provide that information is to type a brief description of what you are linking to and then provide a direct link to the content.



So, to include information correctly, the only difference is not to quote directly, but to describe in your own words and then provide the link.
Is that right?

Please confirm,
Thanks,
Karen
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
exactly.

For example.

instead of listing an entire step by step process you found at WEBSITE X and then putting a link, you would say:

here is a great tutorial on TECHNIQUE Y at WEBSITE X. and then put the link.

does that help clear it up?
post #4 of 13
Crystal clear now!

Thank You,
Karen
post #5 of 13
Heath,

I would just like to say that we all really appreciate the work you guys put into this site. We all find such support for everything - not only cakes but the smallest details in our lives. Whenever something happens, my first thought is "Got to share with CC!".

Thanks again!
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post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gilson6

Heath,

I would just like to say that we all really appreciate the work you guys put into this site. We all find such support for everything - not only cakes but the smallest details in our lives. Whenever something happens, my first thought is "Got to share with CC!".

Thanks again!



You are very welcome icon_biggrin.gif Jackie and I just enjoy everyday that such a caring family has developed here and working on CakeCentral is a joy for us.
post #7 of 13
I recently made and post and I hope I didn't violate any rules. Here's my post:

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Originally Posted by Steady2Hands

Hey justfrosting~

FBCT stands for Frozen Buttercream Transfer.

1. Basically, you put a picture of the design you want on your cake on a firm surface (like a cutting board) that can be frozen.

2. Put a piece of parchment paper or waxed paper on top of the picture and tape it to the board at the 4 corners.

3. Draw your design on the paper (which you can see through the parchment/waxed paper) with your buttercream using the round icing tips.

4. Put a layer of your background icing on top and freeze it.

5. After about an hour or so, untape the corners and quickly flip it onto your cake

6. Pipe a border around the tranfer to cover the edges.

You can make individual designs like you will find in the FBCT directions. I prefer making one to fit the entire cake that way the pictures aren't raised with borders around each one. I like what Derby did with hers by placing it directly on the cake board. Here's a link to some directions:

http://www.baking911.com/asksarahbb/index.php?showtopic=441



In my own words I was basically explaining how simple the process is but wanted to provide actual directions. Please let me know if this is or isn't an acceptable way to do this. I think it is okay but I want to be sure. I will be heartsick if I've done something wrong. Thank you so much for this awesome site and for helping us to properly use it.
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post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
well off hand it looks good.

As long as your brief instructions are not a word for word copy off another website, then it should be fine.
post #9 of 13
Heath,

How do we share favorite recipes that we have from cookbooks? Since we can't post a link, are we not allowed to type the recipe? Are we limited to just saying, "I like the XYZ recipe in so-and-so's cookbook"? If that's the case, I think I need to go back through my posts and remove any recipes because I have posted recipes that came from cookbooks. Please let me know how to share this info correctly!

thank you,
carol
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ckkerber

Heath,

How do we share favorite recipes that we have from cookbooks? Since we can't post a link, are we not allowed to type the recipe? Are we limited to just saying, "I like the XYZ recipe in so-and-so's cookbook"? If that's the case, I think I need to go back through my posts and remove any recipes because I have posted recipes that came from cookbooks. Please let me know how to share this info correctly!

thank you,
carol



Go ahead and post it with Credit Given. If the author ever complains we will remove it, but so far the only complaints about copied info have come from "you know where"
post #11 of 13
When posting recipes from cookbooks, the ingredient list is not copyrighted but the instructions are. On egullet they are pretty strict about posting recipes. You can copy the ingredient list but you have to give the directions in your own words.

Sandra
post #12 of 13
Ok well I AM familiar with the copyright laws. I dont want to be rude I just want to make all the copyright law thing go away. I am taking many law classes. As well I have asked my teacher about this situation. This is what I have found. It is perfectly ok to copy a recipe WORD FOR WORD as long as you are citing and giving the credit to the place whether it be a book or a website. This is what my teacher mailed me and said about this information.

It is not acceptable to cut and paste information from a website and pass it off as your own. If you choose to use a website as a source, you must CITE it.

So that means it is fine as long as you CITE it. I just wanted to clear that up.




post #13 of 13
I read somewhere about Recipe Copyright stuff and it basically says the following:

Section 1: I like this recipe because..... is copyrighten and can not be changed or used

Section 2: Flour, Sugar etc. - is NOT copyrighten and can be copied and used

Section 3: Put this in here and do this etc. - is NOT copyrighten.

Also noticed the same place I got this info from that people are allowed to post recipes found in cook books and magazines as long as someone changes something somewhere to give credit to said source.

Edit: And yes I can track down this info again if needed it is in my history pages from todays history and if a site moderator or owner would like said info please feel free to PM me and I'll give you the direct link to where I obtained this information.
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