Morel Case Highlights Copyright Risks on Social Networks

March 16, 2011

By David Walker

Haitian photographer Daniel Morel recently won a preliminary victory in his suit against AFP for the unauthorized use of his exclusive Haiti earthquake images last year. A U.S. District Court in New York rejected AFP’s argument that by uploading his images, Morel  automatically made them free for the taking under Twitter’s terms of service. (See PDNOnline, “Insult to Injury: AFP...

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