Originally Posted by AnOldUR
The plot thickens. I didn't realize it was the entire homebrew community at risk.
. . . or could it just be a publicity stunt to for a radio station and small brew pub?
Yet you're the one who's paranoid about not profitting from your valuable recipe.
First of all, if you are going to quote me, do not do it out of context. It really is in bad form.
Second, if you are going to make assumptions about me, please give them some thought. I never said it is about the money, I said that all one gets is the money, one time, while someone else profits from it. No recognition. I'd rather they keep the money and acknowledge the person that came up with the recipe. If you have no pride in the recipes that you come up with, that is your prerogative.
It is not the whole homebrew community, just the immediate Philly/NJ/DE area
Of course it is just a publicity stunt. I listen to Preston & Steve every morning. They have a great show. In fact, I will be at the studio to see production on May 25th, the privilege won from another one of their publicity stunts.
It just begs the question of why one would have to give up the rights to one's idea. Could you possibly explain to me how there could be another reason to put a clause like that in the contest?
It is not a conspiracy, there is no plot to thicken, nobody is at risk. In fact, it is a very sound business practice and widely used in a lot of situations. Pay someone a pittance for doing the research, legwork and testing, change the name, claim it as your own (after guaranteeing that the person cannot make any future claims of intellectual property, of course) and profit from it. Capitalism at it's most glorious. I'm just not sugar coating it. It is what it is, and I'm calling a spade a spade.
You don't have to like it for it to be true and, although your lackluster attempts at mocking may be amusing for a fleeting moment, you should try using some more paranoid smilies for color and impact.