Copyright Policy

Copyright Pertaining To Recipes

Copyright is a form of intellectual property. In India, copyrights are dealt with by the Copyright Act 1957. This Act covers work’s in which copyright subsists – e.g. original literary, musical, dramatic works and others. Recipes fall under “literary” work.

It is generally understood that an idea cannot have copyright; but the way an idea is expressed has copyright. Which means if a recipe consists of a list of ingredients followed by the method of cooking, it has no copyright – as for instance in a recipe of how to boil eggs. However, if a particular recipe is published in a cookbook, and is a part of sequence of menus and other recipes, then copyright exists in that cookbook. In other words it is not just a set of recipes that is protected; rather the originality of style and expression contained in the recipe is also protected.

Cookery is an art as well as science, a skill that can be inherited or learnt and which is constantly evolving and adapting to the various needs. And sharing it with others can be very fulfilling. And we at want to do just that – share this art and science with you so that you too can experience this unique fulfilment and convey it to others on

Disclaimer on site

Copyright and all other intellectual property rights in the text and graphics and other material appearing on this website vests solely in Ria Chattopadhyay, Flat No. B202, Tritia, Aponaloy, New Jessore Road, Kolkata – 700132. No distribution or copying of this information on any other server, or modification or re-use thereof in any manner is permitted without prior permission of Ria Chattopadhyay. All material appearing on this website is without providing warranties of any kind either express or implied and no representations of any nature whatsoever are sought to be made in regard to the use or result of use thereof. Viewer Contributed Recipes, comments and suggestions about this website are invited. However, all such viewer contributed recipes, comments, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts or other information disclosed or offered to Ria Chattopadhyay through this website shall be deemed to be and remain the property of Ria Chattopadhyay who will have the right to develop ideas either identical or similar to the viewer contributed recipes, suggestions or comments offered. Ria Chattopadhyay shall exclusively own all rights, present and future, to such viewer contributed recipes, comments and suggestions throughout the world and shall be entitled to unrestricted use thereof for any purpose whatsoever, commercial and otherwise, without payment of compensation.