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Germany Bans Food Porn

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Your ability to take and share trip pictures in front of European landmarks was narrowly saved earlier this year when proposed changes to Freedom of Panorama didn’t pass. But your ability to photograph culinary creations on your plate might be at risk.

Per this The Local de article, “An elaborately arranged dish in a restaurant can be a copyright-protected work” and so photographing that beautiful (and probably expensive) dish might require permission first. And copyright restrictions apply even if you’re not a blogger or using it for commercial use. Simply posting it publicly online might make you liable.

Here’s hoping this doesn’t spread to other countries…

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3 Comments

  1. Gene

    August 21, 2015 at 2:31 am

    OMG, how absurd!

  2. Anonymous

    August 21, 2015 at 6:16 am

    I legitimately thought that this referred to sexual acts involving food. Maybe I thought that way because that’s what food porn is, and calling photography of food “food porn” is stupid and a horrible trend.

  3. Chris Reardon

    Chris Reardon

    August 21, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Nice title.

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