The only thing you can do is keep them private, other than that I suppose nothing. Once you put it up as public it apparently is fair game.
You could contact the seller but that usually doesn’t help.
@Ken_O_Where, @Alisa and a few others have found their recipes sold as one-shots.
You could ask Wayne Walker from DIYORDIE what he’s done about it. He’s got his own website and his recipes are being sold by some juice companies.
Maybe he’s got a solution. I haven’t come across one on this website.
Thank you very much Josephine.
Of course I could keep them private but then we will be missing the “sharing” part with DIY community. I don’t have a problem with the public sharing but I believe stealing someones work and make profit of it , is something that nobody can’t accept it.
ATF in the “Licence” part of the recipe, mention that :
If you share a recipe on All The Flavors, you should specify how you will allow others to use it. Choosing a license below will help protect your rights by signalling your intent to other users of the app.
CC Attribution 4.0
CC Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0
CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0
CC Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0
CC Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0
CC Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike 4.0
All The Flavors Public Domain”
I guess shops will just say that instead of selling the flavour concentrates needed to make a recipe separately they’ve made it more convenient for their customers by providing one-shots.
There might be a difference between selling it as a one-shot and selling the finished liquid but I really don’t know.
Maybe some of the other victims will chime in later (mostly US and on a different timetable).
There have been a few threads like this already. As far as I know, no recipe can have a copyright and it’s all fair game. This is one of the reasons why the coca cola recipe is notoriously kept secret… What you could do probably is offer your one-shots cheaper and steal their customers?
Making it known to those customers somehow that they’re stealing your recipe and cutting you out may also have an effect on their clientele and the business of those cheeky companies.
Besides the companies mentioned here, I’m sure there are a lot of mixers here who sell some liquid to friends/family/colleagues as well. Is that any different?
If you don’t want anyone else to make your recipe, just keep it private or don’t put it on the internet at all.
You could also take different approach and see it as a compliment that people are actually paying money for it. Perhaps that means you can make some money from your creativity as well?
Whenever you post something on the internet it effectively becomes public domain, not just recipes but pretty much anything. Some things can be protected by copyright, but good luck trying to enforce that when it is out in the open for everybody to see.
My advice is to take it as a compliment, that you have created something good enough to be used commercially, and rejoice in knowing that people who aren’t DIY’ers or members here also get to enjoy your juice.
You could think of this as an opportunity to build your name recognition and perhaps leverage yourself into a One-shot deal with Chef’s or some other vendor who sells DIY one-shots.
If these companies are already making profit on your recipes that they lifted from your publicly available recipe list, perhaps you could do so on your future recipes. Labeled as “From the Original Creator of Goofy’s Juice!”
I think you are on the right track by keeping a cool-headed approach already. If you were all anger and fire, it could make it more difficult to build relationships with larger companies.
Best of luck, and congratulations on being a pirated mixer!
The moment you put up a recipe or anything flavor oriented its up for grabs. It doesn’t matter if there’s a license etc. With publishing you agreed to share it with the public.
There’s a so called moral clausel but that’s about it. Businesses in most cases don’t care about the moral aspect, neither does laws/regulations and rules. So by looking just at that you out of luck.
While its nice to share with the community, you need to ask yourself if you want to publish your recipes, that can be picked up commercially or even by others without credit. If you don’t want that keep them in a notebook at home, because even just keeping it private on a internet platform/server of any kind, can lead to such things if there’s ever a data bank and protocol issue.
In general nothing you post, upload on the internet is ever save or protected in most cases. I’m sorry it happened to you so.
Maybe apples and burnt apple pie. There are apples involved. But, it’s one thing for a company to swipe a hobbyist’s recipe and sell it for profit without any credit, and quite another for a hobbyist to try to emulate a company’s product in their bedroom for their own use and give credit in the title of their not for sale attempt at it.
I get that they didn’t have to give credit because it’s in the public domain. I just can’t see the parallel with Vgod.