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Germany’s food picture law: a future battle?

Just as the trend for taking pictures of our food kicked off, the German authorities decided to take action. As of 2013, the copyright of any photograph of restaurant-bought food belongs to the chef. So if you Instagram it or post it online in any way, a chef can sue you…

The law states: “For carefully-arranged food in a famous restaurant, the cook is regarded as the creator of a work. Before it can be made public on Facebook & Co., permission must first be asked of the master chef.” While no case has come to court as yet, such laws could lead to a future court case…Image result for Germany's food picture law: a future battle?

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