Judge Rules AFP Violated Daniel Morel's Copyright

Jan 16, 2013 Advocacy

A federal court judge has ruled that Agence France-Presse violated photographer Daniel Morel's copyrights by taking and distributing, without his permission, pictures he shot and posted on Twitter of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The court also found The Washington Post, which published Morel's photographs after they were distributed by Getty Images, liable for infringement. The case turns on whether Twitter's terms of service gave AFP a legal right to download and re-distribute the pictures. The judge found that Twitter users retain their rights to the content they post. Read the full story here.