Photographer Wins $1.2 Million Lawsuit Over Images Taken From Twitter

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With an endless amount of photos floating around on Twitter, it’s easy to find images of almost anything. But this large social-media bank of seemingly free-to-share photos can also lead to issues regarding ownership and copyright infringement

A New York jury delivered a landmark decision on Friday when it sided with freelance photographer Daniel Morel after he sued Getty Images and Agence France-Presse for using photos that he posted on Twitter without his permission. Morel won $1.2 million for the unauthorized use of his images

The case first made headlines back in January, when U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan ruled that AFP and Getty Images were at fault for infringement. …

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Via: Mashable: Media

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