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

news-logos-washington-postSometimes that can be a simple process, said trademark attorney Josh Gerben. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, you can file a “takedown request” to a website that is violating your ownership rights to a photo.

“But if someone takes your baby’s picture and starts sharing it all over the Internet, just practically, getting it off every website is going to require a lot of work,” Gerben said. “These things can spread like wildfire.”