From Our Founder

At, we operate a recipe sharing network where people around the world can easily swap recipes and share their favorites.   We believe the best cooking, tips and techniques should be shared.  But whether you're a chef, cookbook publisher, recipe website, food blogger, author, journalist or other entity, we also respect that you, too, have a business to run and copyrights to protect. 

In short, we don't want original, copyrighted works posted to our website unless you want them to be there, written the way you want, with attribution the way you'd like to see it.

In several prominent places on the site, particularly in the areas used to post and share content, we remind users to please respect copyrighted works, and avoid posting recipes, photos or videos that might infringe on copyrights. 

We also review every photo and video posted to the site before they go live, and we immediately reject them when they are obviously from copyrighted works.  We review the recipes posted to the site in the course of daily business.  But we host over one hundred thousand recipes posted on the site, with more being added every day by hundreds of thousands of members, and we can only do so much in day while keeping it low-cost for our members. 

If you believe you've been infringed, you have every right to expect prompt action from us.  Here's the procedure.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

BigOven has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The address of BigOven's Designated Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement ("Designated Agent") is provided at the bottom of this section./p>

Copyright Agent

Lakefront Software, Inc. dba

3018 E Laurelhurst
Seattle WA 98105
fax:  (561) 760-3136
email:  support [at]

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