Twitter Doesn't Give AFP License To Steal Photos: Judge

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 3:23 PM EST) -- A federal judge in New York ruled Monday that news service Agence France Presse and The Washington Post Co. infringed a photojournalist's copyrights by lifting photos from his Twitter page that he snapped during the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. 

U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan granted partial summary judgment in favor of photographer Daniel Morel, who alleged that AFP, the Washington Post and news photo service Getty Images Inc. had infringed his copyrights by using his photographs of the Haiti earthquake without permission. Morel had posted the photos to his Twitter page.

AFP and the Post had argued that...

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