AFP, Getty's Liability Shrinks In Twitter Photo Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday limited potential damages a photojournalist may be entitled to in a lawsuit alleging Agence France-Presse and Getty Images Inc. lifted his images off of Twitter, ruling the agencies don't have to pay separate penalties for copyright infringement.

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan said AFP and Getty participated jointly in any copyright infringement of photojournalist Daniel Morel's pictures and therefore should pay a single penalty per infringed work. The decision cuts the number of damages awards Morel may seek to...
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