Archive for February 2012

14 Feb, 2012 | Posted by: st

THEFT OR CONSENT? -- Mickey H. Osterreicher: ďThe case of AFP v Morel, in which Daniel Morel, a photographer in Haiti during the 2010 earthquake, uploaded some of the first photos of the disaster to by linking them to his Twitter account. Morel claimed that AFP distributed his images without his permission, while AFP argued that in posting his photos Morel had agreed to Twitpic's terms of service, which in turn provided AFP with a license to distribute those images. In the lawsuit, Agence France Presse (AFP), sought a declaratory judgment that it had not infringed upon Morel's copyrights.