DON’T FORGET TO EAT YOUR VEGETABLES OR YOU MOTHER MIGHT SLIP THEM INTO YOUR ICE CREAM

Apparently some stupid ideas just can’t be copyrighted. Like the idea of slipping Vegetables into your child’s ice cream. Seinfeld’s wife put the idea of slipping vegetables into children’s food in her book, and another woman who had written it in her book before Mrs. Seinfeld sued Mrs. Seinfeld’s for a copyright violation. But alas, a few Judge with some sense and who no doubt ate their vegetables agreed that every person’s stupid ideas can’t be copyrighted. Not to mention mothers have been slipping vegetables into their children’s food since the days of the Caveman. 120627-015
Appeals court upholds ruling in Seinfeld cookbook case

The author of a children’s cookbook cannot copyright ideas for slipping vegetables into children’s food, a federal appeals court said in upholding a ruling in favor of the wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld in a copyright infringement case.

Jessica Seinfeld wrote a cookbook, “Deceptively Delicious,” offering tips that were similar to those of author Missy Chase Lapine, author of “The Sneaky Chef.” Lapine sued, claiming that Seinfeld had stolen the ideas.

In a ruling announced Wednesday, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s judgment there was no copyright infringement.

“Stockpiling vegetable purees for covert use in children’s food is an idea that cannot be copyrighted,” the court said in its decision.

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