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Lots of interesting things happening this week - a little something for everyone.
Eat In Eat Out Cookie Contest (Members Only)
Eat In Eat Out Magazine has an exclusive contest for FBC Members - Christmas in July 2012 Cookie Contest! All you need to do is bake some cookies, photograph them, post them on your blog and share your link with us. The grand prize is $250 and being featured in the Holiday Issue of Eat In Eat Out (Nov '12) and "The 12 Days of Cookies" mini-magazine as well as social media throughout December. Second and third prizes are also available! The contest runs until September 3rd and you can read about all of the rules and prizes here. (As this is an exclusive Members Only post, you must be logged in to view the post)
Toronto Food Anthology
If you're looking to push your food writing to a new level and you have a great story in you to tell about the Toronto food scene, then you might be very interested in Stained Page Press and their upcoming Toronto Food Anthology to be published next spring. They've just put out a call for submissions - poems, essays or short works of fiction up to 3,000 words. You don't need to live in Toronto to submit but your piece must be about food in Toronto, it must be an original work and it can't be a restaurant review or a recipe. For more information visit their request for submissions page.
People's Policy for Food
There is no doubt that all of us are passionate about food so when the People's Food Policy - Canada's National Food Policy was brought to our attention, we felt we had to share it with all of you. If you have concerns about the safety of your food, where it comes from and how it's managed, (as we all should) then you may want to visit their website and read about the work they're doing. If you want to become more involved, they have many ways to do so including a web media kit that you can use to show your support on your blog.
Yes, You Can Be Sued for Using Photos That Aren't Yours
Over the last few months, there have been posts written about the legalities of pinterest, of food bloggers who use content that's not theirs and just where the line in the sand is when it comes to using or redistributing content that you didn't create or that you don't have the permission of the artist/writer to use or share. An interesting post popped up in my twitter stream earlier this week about a blogger who was sued for using a copyrighted photo without permission. She was, in fact, sued even after she immediately complied with a DMCA (take down notice) from the photographer. It's an interesting precedent and you might be interested in her story.
Please give a big welcome to our newest members this week - including our first from PEI!
- Barefoot Essence (ON)
- Mom's Cafe Home Cooking (ON)
- Balance Your Apple (ON)
- Iron Whisk (ON)
- My Island Bistro Kitchen (PEI)
- Boake Blog (ON)
- Photomining (BC)
- Koko's Kitchen (BC)
As always, if you have events or news items to share, please don’t hesitate to let us know about them – we’d love to give them a shout out!
Melissa, Mardi and Ethan
Very informative *Weekly News* edition! Thanks for the links to new members and the link to Roni Loren’s blog. Her story was indeed an eye-opening one, especially for those who believe that they are doing no wrong under the Fair Use standards. I’m grateful that she shared it.
I’m looking forward to seeing the results of the cookie contest! I know some FBC members have crazy decorating skills.
Great weekly news edition! and some great new members. How exciting 🙂
Love the new members! Who’s making cookies?