Judge Allows Photographer To Sue AFP, Getty, Others Over Use Of Twitpic Photos
Photographer Daniel Morel did not grant media companies a blanket license to publish his pictures of the earthquake in Haiti by linking to them on Twitter, a court has ruled.
The decision, issued this week by U.S. District Court Judge William Pauley III in New York, clears the way for Morel to proceed with a copyright infringement lawsuit against the wire service Agence France Presse, Getty Images and other media companies including CBS and Turner Broadcasting System.
Morel sued Agence France Presse and the other companies for copyright infringement after they allegedly published photos of the earthquake that Morel himself had shot on Jan. 12 — the day of the earthquake — then uploaded to Twitpic and linked to on Twitter. Read more: http://bit.ly/fkIweG