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AFP vs Morel

2013-01-16 08:25:45.448206-08 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Dave who has had his own issues with media appropriating his images, mentioned Ars Technica: News flash for the media: You can't sell photos grabbed from Twitter wherein Agence France-Presse took photos which Daniel Morel had put on Twitter and placed them on the AFP newswire without payment.

It's even more convoluted than that, but the end result is: Make sure you have a trail of ownership and permission before you use pictures, especially for commercial purposes.

United States District Court Southern District of New York: Agence France Presse v. Daniel Morel v. Getty Images, Inc et al. (PDF) is the court decision.

Reuters article on the case.

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