Christine Weller, ’14, offered insights about intellectual property law and weddings during an episode of “Healthy Lifestyle with Eraldo” that aired on WMCN-TV on June 7.
An associate at Griesing Law, Weller identified a thicket of legal issues that brides, grooms and wedding planners should keep in mind when incorporating social media in marriage celebrations.
Weller said, for instance, that anyone planning to post a publicly visible YouTube video that includes choreography or music that may contain someone’s intellectual property should get permission before uploading it.
“Another good thing is to talk to your videographer about it,” Weller said. “Ask them what they do to seek permission and make sure you understand who is responsible for seeking that permission, and get it in writing.”
Weller focuses her practice on nonprofit, higher education and for-profit clients on intellectual property and new media matters.
Her article, “How Celebrity Depictions in Video Games May Infringe on the Right of Publicity,” appeared in the New Jersey Law Journal in April.