When the devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, photographer Daniel Morel was one of the first on the scene, uploading his images to Twitter of the destruction. However, the images were picked up by Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Getty Images, and then distributed and licensed without his permission. Morel's long running legal suit against the two agencies has just been resolved, with a jury awarding him $1,220,000 in damages, the maximum amount allowed for the eight infringing photographs.
After Morel posted the images, they…
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