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Recipe Finder Warning Copyright Violations and Google blacklisting (3 posts)

  1. recipedude
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The makers of this plugin illegally scrape content from legitimate recipe web sites and recipe blogs, stealing original photos and republishing them.

    There are 1000's of outstanding DMCA request filed for copyright violations and Google has blocked numerous pages from their site.

    If you use this plugin you run the risk of being flagged by Google for displaying scrapped content.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/recipe-finder/

  2. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you have any evidence or links to support this claim?

  3. frankybranc
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi All,

    I run Recipe-Finder, and the plugin which is submitted by members of our team.
    I wish to correct some claims made here and contest said claims made by OP. At the core recipe-finder.com is a search engine and aggregates content from around the web.
    We do index recipes, which according to US Copyright law aren't copyrightable (Source: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl122.html).

    Additionally we do have a DMCA agent, and a procedure to submit complaints in place: http://recipe-finder.com/blog/disclaimer/
    Recipe Finder also uses images, all resized to thumbnail size, right above the source link of the recipe and image.

    I hereby confirm that there are some outstanding DMCA complaints (removal from Google Search), all covering the site RecipeLand.com, for a total of less than 25 recipes. We have not filed a counterclaim and will consider removal of certain recipes, but we - or our DMCA Agent - have not received any claims from said site.

    For more information, I can directly be contacted at franky [ATT] recipe-finder [dot] com.

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