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It seems CM is not exempt from cyberbullying - have you heard of the Cooks Source controversy?

Ye olde apple pies are recipe for Internet hate fest - By Helen A.S. Popkin (

Cooks Source is a small magazine with a big Facebook problem.

What began as a writer's LiveJournal post about a stolen story on olde English apple pies quickly spread out across an angry Internet. Bloggers large and small ran with the story, netizens rained insults and admonishments upon the alleged thieving publication's Facebook page, a woman was made an open target, and a million arguments about fair use and/or how the olds don't get the Internet ensued.


Asked by tasches at 8:01 PM on Nov. 4, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • See, and I only though a s'getti and meatball recipe was worth bullying over. ;)

    Answer by urkiddingright at 9:11 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • They used her copyrighted work without paying royalties, they stole from her. It's scary to think that anyone thinks material such as this on the Internet is "public domain," my 8th grader learned about this sort of thing recently in school!! (In regards to plagiarizing other author's work, and correctly citing sources)

    Answer by Scuba at 8:06 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • While cyberbullying is bad news, the life of a copyright is the life of the author plus 70 years. No freaking way that was in the public domain.

    Answer by annabellelee at 8:49 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • what is the tie-in to CM here?

    Answer by autodidact at 10:24 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Umm No I haven't heard of that

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:08 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Learn something new everyday!

    Answer by older at 8:16 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • Anyone tried the Claim Jumper's Dutch Crunch Apple Pie? It's delish. Pie and Halloween candy- I do need government intervention....

    Cyerbullying is bad news!

    Answer by Sisteract at 8:23 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • According to the side of the story that started unfolding late Thursday morning, Monica Gaudio wrote Cooks Source, demanding satisfaction. It seems the small New England foodie publication posted her purloined "Tale of Two Tarts: Redactions of two English apple pie recipes and a discussion of how they changed over time," on its website. While the site included Gaudio's byline, Gaudio was never notified, much less paid.


    Comment by tasches (original poster) at 8:02 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • For all of the above reasons, Cooks Source's Facebook page is currently hosting revelers who rejoice that the small locavore publication's website is crashing -- no doubt from all the rubbernecking traffic. Within hours, the Facebook page's followers rose from 500 to almost 2,000. Repeated messages of SHAME litter the wall, along with liberal use of the d-bag word so popular with kids today. Also, yuckers merrily reshaping Antoine Dodson's "Bed Intruder" song to fit the situation. For example: "They climbin' in yo' browsers/They snatching yo' articles up/Better hide yo' kids, hide yo' wife."

    Because, you know, that's funny.

    Link to full article:

    Comment by tasches (original poster) at 8:02 PM on Nov. 4, 2010

  • are you trying to elicit sympathy for theives? sorry, like them, I'm not buying it, nor am I buying that expressing your feelings about an entities underhanded behavior on their cyber presence constitutes "cyberbullying"

    Answer by autodidact at 10:14 PM on Nov. 4, 2010