Jessica Seinfeld: What's the Deal with Stealing Recipes?

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Jessica Seinfeld is the proud author behind "Deceptively Delicious," a cook book about hiding healthy ingredients in foods children will eat; it's the top-selling book in the country right now.


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    In response to "Nobody", ALL books are covered by copyright & infringement laws and plagiarism. The plagiarism is in the ideas, the cover artwork & the wording. It's far too similar.


    I don't have a problem with hiding vegetables in other foods to get the kids to eat healthier as long as they are still introduced directly to vegetables. If they're not then they won't ever choose them on their own since mom won't be sneaking them in when they're adults.
    As far as plagiarism, I do believe Jessica copied from the others book. She hides behind her husband & Oprah never would have thought that Jerry's wife would do such a thing. Everything from the cover art (hiding carrots behind her back & winking) to the recipes are almost identical. I hope the other author wins the suit or receives one heck of a settlement. I'll bet Oprah is thinking "darn, how could I let this happen again"!


    This is rediculous. Not only is it plagiarism, but its a book that advocates lying to and deceiving your children. But on the "idea stealing" part, i read that oprah winfrey had seinfeld on to promote her book. However, winfrey also had on James Frey, the author of "a million little pieces" to humiliate him about his quasi-true story (which was also a great read) after promoting and defending the booka few weeks earlier. That said, should she not now be doing the same with seinfeld, is this not a similar incident? Seinfeld is putting her name on ideas that she claims are her own, which are clearly not her at all. In addition, unlike the Frey novel, this book, as I stated earlier, is not only useless but dangerous. Is seinfeld going to escape the "wrath of oprah" because of her celebrity status (or should I say "married to a celeb" status), and her husbands powerful pull in hollywood? Where's the justice...


    I could be wrong, but recipes are not covered by copyright. Since lawsuits are America's greatest pastime after baseball, I'll bet there will be some sort of settlement....

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