German Court Says Instagramming Your Meal Violates Copyright Laws

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If you’re visiting Germany, you might want to think twice before uploading a photo of your restaurant meal to Instagram.

A court recently ruled that dishes that have signature plating styles are subject to creative copyright laws.

Therefore the chefs that create them have a claim as to how their work — and images of their work — are shared and distributed.

Luckily, there haven’t been any suits brought against snap-happy diners quite yet. After all, social media is a great, free source of advertising for most restaurants. But we imagine we’ll be hearing about a case soon enough.