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He quickly and quietly settled the lawsuit. His company and many other wedding videographers proceeded to take down their work from the Internet for fear of similar lawsuits. Fair use allows for limited use of copyrighted material without obtaining permission from the copyright holder. In theory, a court reviewing a fair use defense to copyright infringement will weigh the following four factors:.
The wedding took place at Dallas's Lee Park on May 28 and was more of a fairytale than any Disney movie can claim to be. The wedding video teaser yes, teaser went live online Wednesday afternoon, but was promptly pulled from all outlets after it began to go viral. The video featured every step of the wedding day from getting ready to the getaway car. Sounds pretty normal, right?
People magazine said the five-minute video they had made "hit the Internet looking more like a blockbuster movie trailer than nuptial footage" -- and soon it went viral on YouTube, complete with Coldplay's "Fix You" as theme music. Now it's gone -- and so, apparently, are many wedding videos celebrating less-famous couples. The videographer who shot the Romo-Crawford video was threatened with a lawsuit for using music to which he had not bought the rights. He's settled, and agreed not to talk about it, and a chill has settled across the nice, warm world of weddings. I don't want to be in the spotlight. They might just aim at me.