Gah. Some wedding planner stole my wedding photo for her blog

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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2018 posts
Buzzing bee

Has anyone taken your creative content?  If so, if the site is hosted by a USA-based OSP I think you could investigate whether or not a DMCA Takedown notice is appropriate for your situation.  I would let your wedding photographer know about the unattributed use of her photo as she will probably be best-equipped to know how to most successfully defend her professional interests.

Post # 4
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434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@LuckiestGirlEvur:  So incredibly rude! On the bright side you must have looked stunning on your wedding and had an amazing photographer 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@LuckiestGirlEvur:  Ughhh I hate this stuff. Your best bet is to work with your photographer since the use of the photo is a copyright violation. The photographer can send a DMCA takedown notice. You can also go the taking-screen-shots-and-public-shaming route too. At some point we all have to collectively say we’ve had enough of this kind of thing. 

Post # 9
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2018 posts
Buzzing bee

@LuckiestGirlEvur:  If you own the exclusive rights then you may have to be the one to draft the DMCA Takedown, but I’m sure that your photographer would a)appreciate the heads-up and b)be able to provide helpful tips on crafting a Takedown notice or on dealing with non-US ISP/OSPs.  Unfortunately, I’ll bet your photographer has had to deal with this before.

And @mariematt: I absolutely agree–photography is a creative art and the artists need to have their work respected.  Stop Stealing Photos is an interesting tumblr that deals with one part of this larger problem (OP, you might want to check their “what to do if your photo is stolen” links as well).

Post # 11
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357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LuckiestGirlEvur:  Are you sure it’s exclusive rights? She should have maintained her copyright. It would be very unusual for her to turn that over to you. But you probably have printing/posting rights to them. Since it’s a copyright issue, she should at least be notified, even if she chooses to do nothing. You should definitely take screenshots if the legal route is necessary. Then comment asking her why she stole your pictures and blog info. Sometimes just being called out is enough.

Post # 13
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788 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I cant belive she wouldnt share a vendor… sharing good vendors/pictures/info is wedding industry business 101! Backlinking on your blog, etc…

Post # 14
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1 posts
Wannabee

My worflow is this watermark,resize,add exif to photos using http://masswatermark.com/ before posting it online.

 

I have found watermarking deters 99% of theft.

 

for the rest 1% go for DMCA

Post # 15
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@LuckiestGirlEvur:  oh, wow, nothing to contribute to your photo issue, but I wanted to say that you eased so many of my wedding day concerns. Lol. Planning an outdoor wedding in the PNW will always come with a chance of rain, no matter what time of year. My venue, when I first booked months ago, referred to your blog post. Those are some amazing photos!!!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I don’t have anything to contribute, I just wanted to say after reading about how amazing your photos are now I want to see them! Do you have a link to your blog? I swear I am not about to steal anything, other than ideas maybe! haha

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