AFP to pay Haiti photographer $1.22mn for copyright infringement

I did not know that a simple picture taken during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti could be worth $1.22mn. This is what Daniel Morel will get following a verdict against AFP and Getty Images for wilfully infringed his copyright in 2010.


Not bad

A jury of seven-member reach a unanimous verdict against AFP and Getty Images over the use of Daniel Morel's pictures that were taken during the 2010 Haiti quake.

AFP obtained a total of eight photographs from the Twitter account of Lisandro Suero. According to the report, Lisandro had posted the picture on his own account without given proper credit to Morel

The US jury on Friday November 22, 2013 concluded that Agence France-Presse (AFP) and its US partner Getty Images wilfully infringed Morel's rights. As a consequence, the Haitian photographer was awarded $1.22 million in damages

$1.22mn is Not bad at all for the use of eight photographs

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