Dear Rich: What are the copyright and infringement implications for a website that took all the images from my daughter's wedding and claimed they "coordinated" the entire wedding when they did not? We gave the photographer permission to use photographs for marketing purposes but the site made claims that were unjustified in content. It has also appeared on several blogs. What are the limits for this? The girl who maintains the website was a bridesmaid in the wedding and is claiming she did the whole event (touchy situation because she is obviously a friend). Please advise. I'm so glad you asked. Let's start with some basics. The photographer is considered the author and original owner of copyright. Photographic images are protectible under copyright law whether in print or digital format. Most pro wedding photographers use a written agreement that spells out everybody's rights (although some agreements don't mention rights at all). In many cases, the agreement allows the photographer to retain copyright but may permit the family to duplicate and post images for personal uses, provided that credit is provided.