I rarely speak with my mom, but I have recently, and she asked how she could copyright her recipe. A copyright is a government issued number kept as a reference as proof that you are the genuine creator or owner of an idea, artwork, etc, with the U.S Library of Congress. So I introduced her to the website and showed her how to find the fees, and how to present it to them. The library of Congress website is http://www.loc.gov . This should come in handy to all mi gentes that write touching poetry, draw original unique pieces, sing that cool ass odd ball rock, decide to tell one hell of a story in a novel, shoot a must see film, http://www.loc.gov/index.htmlor have that recipe that everyone request. Check it out? You may like it, may need it.