AFP, Getty Push To Limit Damages In Twitter Copyright Suit

By Richard Vanderford (May 7, 2013, 6:48 PM EDT) -- Agence France-Presse and Getty Images Inc. on Tuesday asked a federal judge to limit their potential damages in a lawsuit alleging they lifted a photojournalist's work off Twitter, arguing that they should not have to pay separate penalties for copyright infringement.

AFP and Getty participated in any copyright infringement together, so they should pay a single penalty per infringed work, lawyers for the two told U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan at a hearing in Manhattan.

Photojournalist Daniel Morel claims that AFP grabbed eight photos of the Haiti earthquake aftermath that he had posted to Twitter, used them without his permission, then...

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