A Lebanese blogger Mark (248am.com), who resides in Kuwait is being sued by Benihana, a Japanese style restaurant.
They are suing him for KD 5001. What Mark said on his blog to send a legal notice is
A few days back I posted about Benihana opening up at the Avenues and yesterday night I decided to pass by with Nat and try it out. The service wasn’t too bad for a restaurant that’s just been open for a few days and the staff were really friendly. The restaurant itself is made up of islands and bars with a grill in the middle of each one. You sit around the grill and the chef will come to your table and prepare the food right in front of you which makes things entertaining. It’s actually why I prefer sitting at the bar in Japanese restaurants in general, since you can talk to the chef and watch them put your dish together. The problem with my experience last night though was with the food, it was disappointing to say the least.
Amazing, Kuwait does not have such laws on copyright, but they could very well sue him for violating trade secrets. He took a video on how a particular dish was being prepared, photographed it. Inshort, Benihana has got the publicity, if any, they were looking for.
I was reading their court order. It clearly states
1. Pictures and Videos were taken without authorization
2. Mark is working for an advertising company. This could be translated as, he might have done this for a competitior
3. Spelling of Marc (should have been Mark) is wrong, or were they going French.
They might just let Mark go because of the attention he is getting, or they might just sue you further after this for violation of trade secrets. Either way settle it off court, and keep this off public view.