Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws
of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors
of “original works of authorship,” including
literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other
intellectual works. This protection is available to
both published and unpublished works. Section 106 of
the 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of
copyright the exclusive right to do and to authorize
others use of the copyrighted work.
WORKS ARE PROTECTED?
Copyright protects "original works of authorship"
that are fixed in a tangible form of expression. The
fixation need not be directly perceptible so long as
it may be communicated with the aid of a machine or
device. Copyrightable works include the following categories:
* (1) literary works;
* (2) musical works, including any accompanying words
* (3) dramatic works, including any accompanying music
* (4) pantomimes and choreographic works
* (5) pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
* (6) motion pictures and other audiovisual works
* (7) sound recordings
* (8) architectural works
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHICS® WEBSITE IS COPYRIGHT PROTECTED
have various methods at our disposal for finding copyright
violations and successfully prosecuting violators of
our copyrighted works:
Online plagiarism protection. Useful to help find copies
of your content on the internet.
Comprehensive resource for tracing.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act - Link
provided for reference.
can use a Whois
service to find out the website owner's name and telephone
number and contact them directly. Enter the domain name
in the search box and the contact information should
appear towards the bottom of the page.
the web hosting company used by the site and inform
them of their customer's abuse. This information is
also available through other Whois search resources
such as ARIN.
a formal 'Cease and Desist' letter notifying the offending
party that they must remove the stolen content from
a notice of Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
infringement with search engines to have the offending
site removed from their search results.
proof of infringement, we use the Internet
Archive to show that the content appeared
on our site at an earlier date than it appeared on the
offending site. For some materials, we have registered
copyright protection and can present affidavits in some
cases from the people who we photographed once the case
is in court.