Indianapolis, IN asked in Copyright for Indiana

Q: My girlfriends friend came to my swim meet and took picture and is trying to make us pay even tho he has no copy right

He has no copy right on them and is trying to make us pay even though he sent them to us on text message and he said nothing about us paying for them and is suing her for not paying them and I have the message that he sent to us which he did for free.

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Will Blackton
Will Blackton
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Raleigh, NC

A: A photographer is automatically granted copyright protection in the images they create. You haven't posted a question here, but if you are a defendant in a lawsuit for copyright infringement, I recommend that you retain a qualified attorney whose practice focuses on copyright law.

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