Haiti photographer wins $1.22 million in AFP copyright case – The Times of India

afpvideoA US jury on Friday awarded a Haitian photographer $1.22 million in damages after ruling that Agence France-Presse (AFP) and its US partner Getty Images wilfully infringed his copyright in 2010.

The seven-member jury took five hours to reach a unanimous verdict against AFP and Getty Images over Daniel Morel\’s pictures of the January 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake that killed 250,000 people.

AFP obtained Morel\’s eight photographs from the TwitPic account of a certain Lisandro Suero who had posted them on his own feed without crediting Morel or providing any restrictions on their use. via – The Times of India.


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