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