Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Jury Awards Photographer $1.2 million in Copyright Infringement Case


PDN Pulse reports that a jury has awarded photographer Daniel Morel $1.2 million in damages after deciding that Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Getty Images willfully violated his copyright.

You may remember that last January a NY District Court judge found that Agence France-Presse and The Washington Post infringed on the copyrights of photographer Daniel Morel in using pictures from Morel’s Twitpic account that he took in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in January 2010. The judge also ruled that Morel did not forfeit his copyright when he published his images to Twitter.

Lindsey Comstock, of Photoforward, has more on the defendant’s reactions here.


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  • It’s crazy that they would even make an argument that posting images to Twitter somehow forfeits copyright.

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