We love it when food-lovers talk about our books on their own websites or in classes that they teach in their communities. We get lots of questions from them about whether they can use recipes or other material on websites or in classes. The answer is a little complicated. We can’t extend written permission to copy recipes or text from our books. That would be seen as waiving our copyright, which we can’t do. But, our recipes can be used, in modified form. Here’s how we understand copyright law, and this is what we’d ask you to do if you want to teach your own readers how our recipes work:
1. Copyright law prohibits you from using exact text from our books or website. It also prohibits you from copying recipes into your website, class materials, or elsewhere.
2. Modified versions of recipes can be used; that doesn’t violate copyright law. This applies to websites and to printed materials.
3. Please mention our book and website (www.artisanbreadinfive.com) as sources for the full and original versions of the recipes.
4. Photographs from the books and this website cannot be used without expressed permission, and all are copyrighted. To arrange special permission in specific circumstances, please contact us through this website.
Thanks for your enthusiasm. We do want to encourage people to talk about our books on the web.