Consult a lawyer. Read More
and next time, be more careful about what you allow your users to post.
make sure you put up a disclaimer and user-agreed conditions on your site, stating they're responsible for everything they add.
but whether it'll be a "bulletproof" fix for futher infringements? doubt it.
for the current problem: … Read More
uh, no. If I take a picture of someone, copyright does not rest with that person.
It rests with me, the photographer.
The person(s) in the photo might have some rights, depending on jurisdiction, to place restrictions on how I can use that photo, but that's it. Read More
jwenting is correct where the UK is concerned. Unless you didn't give permission for your photograph to be taken in any place where you expect a "right to privacy" the copyright belongs to the photographer. When you hire a photographer, you pay for their time, any editing they do and … Read More
Usually this is not a problem. For portrait photography this is most likely, because you'll more often need a model release. For photos taken in the street a lesser issue. You have to be careful about what you snap and publish, because people can have grounds for revoking rights to … Read More