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We are looking for any and all family recipes, family memories of persimmons, and photographs showing any aspect of our native persimmons.  Do you know the location of a state big tree contender?  We can use the coordinates for a planned map page.  Know of an old homestead with a persimmon orchard or a few original persimmon trees?  Drop us a line!  Please see the notes on submissions below.

You can email your submissions to us by clicking here, or you can also write us via this address:

P. O. Box 21182
Louisville, KY  40221

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you share your persimmon memories and writings.

Some notes on submissions, copyrights, fair use, terms & conditions:

As you'll see below, persimmonpudding.com supports the rights of authors, photographers, and other creators to the fullest extent of the law.  
1) It is not the intention of this site, nor its owner to infringe on copyrights.  While I welcome the submission of original recipes, text, and pictures from the original creators, I can not accept items which infringe upon the copyrights of others.  It may be possible for me to secure the proper permissions if you supply enough information for me to followup.   While some may believe otherwise, simply placing materials on the web or in other public arenas, DOES NOT place them in the public domain.  

Under the Berne Convention you retain copyright and ownership of your own works.  It is not the intent of this website or its ownership to infringe on these copyrights.  In fact, we are committed to helping you retain all rights to your material.  By submitting items to persimmonpudding.com you signify these items are your copyright or that of your family and you grant the simple permission for use by persimmonpudding.com.  Persimmonpudding.com nor its owners assert any claims to your material nor the burden of determining whether any content you provide is or is not protected by rights.  This determination rests solely on you as the holder of the copyright.

3) You acknowledge that items you provide for persimmonpudding.com will be made available to readers with their full compliance with  copyright and fair use policies.

4) You are free to use for your personal, non-commercial use any information you receive through persimmonpudding.com. You may not reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use any of the materials without the prior written consent of the rights holder(s).

5)   Requests for permission to reproduce, distribute or otherwise use materials found on persimmonpudding.com should be made via one of the contact methods above.   If permission is granted, you agree to use the following text (if the recipe is not from another publication):

                              "Provided by www.persimmonpudding.com."

...and if an original author or submitter is listed:

                              "Provided by <insert author> via www.persimmonpudding.com."

6) A word on linking to content: Because websites change either through restructuring, newspaper sites dropping new content into pay or login archives, and sites simply die, it is the policy of persimmonpudding.com that we would be happy to host a copy of your persimmon article, art, or other related content, and even link back to the original site, but we will not simply link to smaller outside off-site such as a recipe or story.  
We understand that some of these changes to the original sites may be beyond the author's control.  However, we believe this to be the best compromise as it allows for continuity within this site, while also allowing links to the original hosting site for more information.  In that way, information will not be lost and your work lives on and will always have a place where it is made freely available to others.

Items in the Public Domain:

7) The following table is provided by Lolly Gasaway in "WHEN U.S. WORKS PASS INTO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN" (Last updated 11-04-03) and published at http://www.unc.edu/%7Eunclng/public-d.htm.  It is used here by permission.

Created 1-1-78 or after When work is fixed in tangible medium of expression Life + 70 years1(or if work of corporate authorship, the shorter of 95 years from publication, or 120 years from creation2
Published before 1923 In public domain  None
Published from 1923 - 63 When published with notice3 28 years + could be renewed for 47 years, now extended by 20 years for a total renewal of 67 years. If not so renewed, now in public domain
Published from 1964 - 77 When published with notice 28 years for first term; now automatic extension of 67 years for second term
Created before 1-1-78 but not published 1-1-78, the effective date of the 1976 Act which eliminated common law copyright Life + 70 years or 12-31-2002, whichever is greater
Created before
1-1-78 but published between then and 12-31-2002
1-1-78, the effective date of the 1976 Act which eliminated common law copyright Life + 70 years or 12-31-2047 whichever is greater

1  Term of joint works is measured by life of the longest-lived author.
2  Works for hire, anonymous and pseudonymous works also have this term.  17 U.S.C. 302(c).
3  Under the 1909 Act, works published without notice went into the public domain upon publication. Works published without notice between January 1, 1978 and March 1, 1989, effective date of the Berne Convention Implementation Act, retained copyright only if efforts to correct the accidental omission of notice was made within five years, such as by placing notice on unsold copies. 17 U.S.C. 405.   (Notes courtesy of Professor Tom Field, Franklin Pierce Law Center and Lolly Gasaway)

8)   This site is fully intended to follow all applicable laws and intellectual property conventions.  See chilling effects among other similar sites.