Archives for February 2013

Copyright Infringement: How to get content removed

copyright infringement

This post was originally published on The Wedding Marketing Blog and is republished with permission.

Copyright Infringement has become the ‘topic du jour’ for me. Thieves are usually one step ahead of the good guys, but there is strong recourse.

I’ve spoken and written about this topic, and now have some better back-up information on the preferred direct approach to compel an infringing party to remove your content from their site.

The basis for getting tough is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, first adopted in the United States in 1998. Over time, the guidelines have been put into effect, world-wide.

DMCA Takedown Notice

This is the name for a proper request to remove content. In short, the basis for asserting your rights requires three things.

  1. You own the copyright or have the right assert infringement.
  2. The item in question is not covered by exceptions, such as Fair Use or free speech laws.
  3. The work is in digital form…
    • Text
    • Pictures, Images, & Photos
    • Video
    • Audio
    • Images found  on Social Media Sites

It is not necessary to have a registered copyright for a particular item; only that it is your original work (and you can document it).

Don’t Forget The Hosting Company

Hosting companies do not want to unknowingly facilitate copyright infringement. With proper documentation, usually the infringing party will remove the content, promptly; however, it has been my experience that notifying the hosting company will hasten the process.

For detailed information on this topic and other blog law, please visit How To File A DMCA Takedown Notice (including templates) on Saving for Someday. The author, Sara, has written an entire series on blog law. I urge you to read it all!

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Andy Ebon
Wedding Marketing Expert

A Magical Evening Celebrating The Bridal Spectacular’s 22nd Anniversary!


February 6th was a Spectacular evening to celebrate 22 years of bringing brides and vendors together for the Las Vegas wedding community. At Canyon Gate Country Club multiple wedding professionals came together to create a “Once Upon a Time Magical Evening” .

Enjoy the photos from this amazing night of celebration


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The evening program included telling the history of the Hansen family and the early days of Bridal Spectacular. Then wedding professionals were honored who had reached 20 or more shows!

Sponsors for this event:

We truly hope you enjoyed this joyous celebration planned for us by Jeremy of JMT Eventology along with our fabulous Sponsors.

Event Sponsors:
Canyon Gate Country Club
LED Unplugged Lighting & Event Rentals
Harry O Productions
Shutterbooth of Las Vegas
Jovani Linens & Event Design
Flora Couture by Floral 2000
Enchanted Florist
Naakiti Floral Design
Popcorn Girl
Mitchies Munchies
Sweet Sensations Candy Stations
Sweet Lucy’s Confections
Cravin’ Cakes Bakery
Memory Lane Video
Paper and Home
Dress My Walls
Adam Frazier Photography
RSVP Party Rentals