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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sweet justice! paidContent.org: Court To Agence France-Presse: Pics Aren’t Free Just Because They’re On Twitter

My Blogger Dashboard brought me this bit of good news about thirty minutes after it was first posted online at must-read paidContent.org.

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paid Content

http://paidcontent.org/

By Joe Mullin
twitter @joemullin
Dec 29, 2010 8:08 PM ET


Agence France-Presse stunned the Twitter-sphere last month when the wire service defended itself against a copyright claim brought by Daniel Morel, a photographer who captured iconic images of the Haiti earthquake, by saying that the photos were essentially free for the taking because they’d been shared over Twitter and TwitPic. Tweeting photographers can rest easy, because now a court has ruled that AFP isn’t off the hook, and will have to answer for its unauthorized use of Morel’s images.


Read the rest of the post at:

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-court-to-afp-pics-arent-free-just-because-theyre-on-twitter/

See also:

http://twitter.com/photomorel

http://newsweek.tumblr.com/post/332342634/scenes-from-haiti

http://www.afp.com/afpcom/en/

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