Sunday, July 8, 2012

Recipe For Copyright Infringement

Another IP goose is cooked.

Pinterest has some copyright infringement competition. Was the pie too large not to be shared? Pasplore now offers the Pinterest clientele a website exclusively devoted to infringing on the copyrights of recipe publishers. No opportunity to profit from the enticement of bored women to "curate content," aka copyright infringement, shall be missed.

The brainchild of Chris Crittenden and Wes Dyer, Pasplore already boasts of "8,164 recipes saved from 1,333 websites and counting" on their welcome page. Like Pinterest, they have a counterpart to the pinmarklet, with which "you can save a recipe from anywhere on the web – any website, any blog no matter how obscure – with a single click."

No need to wait for an invite, Pasplore forces you to sign in with Facebook - that's your only option.

Not surprisingly, food bloggers are up in arms on Ask Chef Dennis. Wait until they find out that Pasplore itself is taking steps to protect its own intellectual property while stealing that of others: "Pasplore has several patent opportunities that were publicly disclosed at the beginning of 2012. We intend to file provisional patents this year[1].", and that Pasplore anticipates "implementing [their] revenue model in Fall 2012."

1 comment:

ohnostudio said...

Well looks like my baking blog is now for sure discontinued. Sorry, but Fuck The Freeloaders. Stick a fork in me, I'm Done.