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Bridal Shop Liable for Copyright Infringement for Posting Wedding Photos of Celebrities in a Blog

Posting copies of wedding photos of Nicky Hilton and her husband in a blog by a Bridal Shop did not fall within the "fair use" exception to the Copyright Act.  The Celebrities had copyrighted their wedding photos and were charging $2,500 to republish them.  The key factor considered by the Court was the possibility that the Bridal Shop could profit from the publication without paying the customary license fee charged by the Celebrities.  Famed FlyNet inc v. Jasmine Enterprises, inc.  (U.S. Dist Court, N.D. Illinois, Sept. 2018).

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