[News] Wedding Photog Sued Over Music: A Cautionary Tale
When Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo’s wedding video went viral on YouTube, wedding photographer Joe Simon found himself getting sued for having used Coldplay’s “Fix You” as the background music. To avoid a costly lawsuit Joe was forced to take down the video and to pay a settlement along with an agreement to not talk about the incident. Just something for you all to consider when using music for your next wedding videos or while entering contests such as our Fstoppers 2011 BTSC. Don’t get caught with your pants down. As wedding videos increase in style, quality and attention, more and more music producers, artists and composers are taking a more serious stance on their copyrights.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and his then-fiancee, Candice Crawford, at a White House Correspondents’ dinner cocktail party, April 30, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Michael Loccisano/Time Warner/Getty Images)
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