Monday, December 9, 2013

Photographer Wins Major Copyright Battle

How can you make a million dollars in photography?
By William Sawalich Published in Blog
Photographer Wins Major Copyright Battle
How can you make a million dollars in photography? One way is to follow in the footsteps of Daniel Morel, the photographer whose images of the 2010 Haiti earthquake aftermath were taken from his Twitter feed and illegally licensed by Getty Images and Agence France-Presse. A U.S. court just awarded the photographer $1.22 million, deeming the infringement deliberate theft rather than an innocent mistake. The story is an interesting read, linked below via the New York Times' Lens blog, and it's one that many photographers are saying is a story of David triumphing over Goliath. It's certainly a victory in the cause of photographers working to protect their copyright.

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/23/haitian-photographer-wins-major-u-s-copyright-victory/
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