MissingRainbow writes: "A few days ago I had a conversation with my elder brother who is a doctor in United Kingdom. While discussing about copyrights he informed me of a peculiar situation, which I found difficult to fathom. He told me that the copyright for his wedding photos is held by the company that he hired for the purpose, and that if he needs any photos to be printed he must get it from the same company. He also told me that the charges are quite high. My question to all of you is this: Does this have legal standing? How can the company retain copyright for the photos of a private marriage function? Since these photos are not meant for publishing does the question of copyright even arise? Or can they publish those wedding photos without permission from my brother? What happens if that company shuts down? Why cannot my brother avail the benefits of competition between different photo-printing companies to get a better deal? Can anything be done about this?"