I like to think of myself as a generous person and I consider recipes I write as a form of sharing. I do not think of them as a permanent donation for web users to post as they wish.
In the 1960's, the era of love, there was a great belief that the web should be free to all. It has turned out that "free" included commercial and publice use of copyrighted material usually without attribution.
The newest version of this abuse is the compiling of such recipes--unpaid--into books. See Monday's New York Times, page C 7.
Those of us who make their living writing recipes are being stolen from.
Perhaps, readers, editors and commercial enterprises such as food chains need to be reminded that recipes can be copyrighted. It is true that they can be modified to avoid this. However, the actual words of the recipe--often used verbatum--are protected.
I wish to go on sharing; but I must object to these abuses and hope that in the future the brilliant computer industry that has given us so much will find a solution. They have for magazines and newspapers. It has been done for music and film as well.