AFP, Getty To Pay Haitian Photog $1M For Infringement

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 10:19 PM EST) -- A New York federal jury on Friday ordered Agence France-Presse and Getty Images Inc. to pay a Haitian photojournalist $1.2 million for willfully infringing his copyright after lifting his work from Twitter posts, the photographer’s lawyers said.

The jury awarded Daniel Morel the maximum statutory damages for infringing his copyrights on eight photographs of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, according to Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. The jury also gave Morel $20,000 based on a finding that the news organizations had violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act,...
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