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Morel v. AFP Copyright Verdict: Defense Strategy to Devalue Photos and Vilify Photographer Backfires

November 26, 2013

By David Walker

©Daniel Morel

One of the eight images by Daniel Morel of the aftermath of the January 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake that was distributed without permission by AFP and Getty Images.

Photographer Daniel Morel says his decisive victory in court last week against Agence France Presse (AFP) and Getty images was not only vindication for him, but a victory for all photographers trying to eke out a living in the digital age. A federal jury awarded Morel $1.2 million in damages after determining that both agencies willfully infringed his copyrights in...

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