Agence France Presse v Morel

The United States Disctrict Court for the Southern District of New York granted summary judgement to a photographer, Morel, finding that Agence France Presse and The Washington Post were liable for copyright infringement for using without permission photos Morel had taken in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti and posted to Twitter.  AFP and the Post unsuccessfully argued that Twitter’s terms of service made their use of the photos permissible.  The Court’s opinion can be found here.  Agence France Presse v. Morel