Josh Gerben was quoted by the Washington Post about the potential perils of posting your childrens’ photos online. Josh provided an intellectual property perspective.

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If you have joined the latest “sharenting” trend, you may not have thought about the repercussions. A simple post of your child doing something cute can turn into a copyright battle when the post goes viral.  In the article, Gerben Law Firm’s Josh Gerben told Washington Post that once a photograph is posted on-line it can require a lot of work to police the use of that photograph. One child’s mother, who had innocently posted a picture of her son with a genetic disorder, had to file numbers of takedown requests, give multiple interviews to news outlets and write a letter on the blog where the post originated just to get the picture mostly wiped from the Internet.