Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Morel’

Photog Seeks $1 Billion from Getty for Copyright Violations (Update)

Posted by on Wednesday July 27, 2016 | Copyright/Legal

Photographer Carol M. Highsmith has sued Getty Images for copyright violations under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA), alleging “gross misuse” and false attribution of 18,755 of her photographs of Americana. She is seeking $1 billion in damages for the DMCA violations, an unusually high amount for any copyright claim. Getty and its subsidiaries are... More

Judge Upholds $1.2 Million Verdict in Morel v. AFP Copyright Case

Posted by on Thursday August 14, 2014 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

A federal judge has upheld a $1.2 million jury award in favor of photographer Daniel Morel, after determining that there was sufficient evidence presented at the trial last year to support the verdict. Morel won $1.2 million in damages after a federal jury determined that Getty and AFP willfully violated his copyrights by uploading eight... More

Getty, AFP Appeal $1.2 Million Jury Verdict in Daniel Morel Case

Posted by on Monday January 13, 2014 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Getty Images and Agence France-Presse (AFP) have asked a federal district court to undo the $1.2 million jury verdict against them for willful infringement of photographer Daniel Morel’s copyrights, calling the verdict “a miscarriage of justice.” In a brief they submitted to the US District Court in Manhattan last week, the agencies argued that “no... More

Jury Awards Daniel Morel $1.2 Million in Damages from AFP, Getty Images

Posted by on Friday November 22, 2013 | Uncategorized

A jury has awarded photographer Daniel Morel $1.2 million in damages after deciding that Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Getty Images willfully violated his copyright. The award is the maximum amount of statutory damages possible under the law. AFP and Getty Images were also found liable for 16 violations of  the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. The verdict... More

After Closing Arguments, Verdict Expected Soon in Morel v. AFP and Getty Images

Posted by on Friday November 22, 2013 | Uncategorized

  The jury is expected to announce its verdict today in the trial to determine damages in the copyright infringement case  photographer Daniel Morel brought against Agence France-Presse and Getty Images, following yesterday’s closing arguments by lawyers for all sides in the case. The case began when Morel alerted AFP and Getty Images that they... More

In TwitPic Copyright Claim, Daniel Morel Seeks $13.2 Million from AFP, Getty

Posted by on Wednesday September 25, 2013 | Copyright/Legal, Photojournalism

Photographer Daniel Morel is seeking as much as $13.2 million from AFP and Getty Images at a trial to determine damages for copyright infringement of his exclusive images of the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, which Morel had posted via Twitter. The trial is scheduled to begin November 12. A federal court determined earlier... More

AFP, Washington Post Violated Daniel Morel’s Copyrights, Judge Rules

Posted by on Tuesday January 15, 2013 | Copyright/Legal

A federal court has ruled that Agence France-Press violated photographer Daniel Morel’s copyrights by distributing his images of the 2010 Haiti earthquake without permission. The copyright infringement claims turned on whether the terms of service for Twitter, the social network that Morel used to distribute his images of the earthquake, gave AFP the legal right... More

Twitter Launches Photo-Sharing Feature

Posted by on Wednesday August 10, 2011 | Copyright/Legal, Media, Social Media/Web

Twitter has launched its native photo-sharing feature, allowing Twitter users to post photographs to Twitter without using a third-party service such as TwitPic or yfrog. Images of 3mb or less can now be posted to Twitter by clicking a camera icon in the bottom left of the status update window. The image will only appear... More