I have been getting tonnes of emails with wedding cake photos that wedding planners and brides have pulled off the net that they want re-produced. How do you handle this legally?
Simple...if you have no problems with reproducing someone else's design you agree to do it for the client. As others have mentioned designs are not protected by copyright and you have no legal obligation to ask for permission or to attribute credit. Now whether you should ask for permission and attribute credit is a different question. Legally, however, if the client wants the exact cake on the image and you are comfortable reproducing that image you are free to do so.[/i]