Celebrity Wedding Photo Fights Then and Now: Own the Copyrights

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On June 27, 1993, two talented people were married north of Indianapolis and drove to what was called Deer Creek Music Center for a concert by one of them. The couple was Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett. He put on a great show and she appeared on stage in her wedding gown. Despite strict measures by the venue to prevent photography, a stringer from People magazine got his gear inside and jumped up to take photos from one of the front rows. The film was seized and an emergency hearing held in federal court two days later.

On January 3, 2007, two talented people were married in Las Vegas, and went on with their lives keeping the wedding a secret even from their own families. The couple was Noelia Lorenzo Monge and Jorge Reynoso. Three photographs of the ceremony and three of their wedding night were taken at their request and kept private until a driver found…

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About Craig Pinkus

Craig Pinkus is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group. He also is a member of the Litigation and the Sports, Entertainment and Media Groups. He assists clients with a broad range of disputes and transactions involving all areas of intellectual property, entertainment, and other complex business arrangements. He has conducted trials and arbitrations throughout the United States and has argued appeals before the Seventh, Sixth and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Indiana appellate courts, and United States Supreme Court.
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