I grew up in this neighborhood everybody knew me, you know. They didn’t even see me. I just keep on working… I was not trying to get something special …I was not looking for good photos, I was just shooting. >>>
Following is a collection of the some of the many articles written about the important Daniel Morel copyright case against Agence France Presse and Getty Images.
Morel v. AFP Copyright Verdict: Defense Strategy to Devalue Photos and Vilify Photographer Backfires
November 26, 2013 by David Walker, PDN
Photographer Daniel Morel says his decisive victory in court last week against Agence France Presse (AFP) and Getty images was not only vindication for him, but a victory for all photographers trying to eke out a living in the digital age.
A federal jury awarded Morel $1.2 million in damages after determining that both agencies willfully infringed his copyrights in 2010 by distributing eight of his exclusive news images of the Haiti earthquake without permission.
“I hope the internet is going to be a little safer now for all artists, all photographers,” he told PDN the day after the jury reached its verdict. more >>
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New York Times Lens Blog article by James Estrin
Peta Pixel by DL Cade
Link to several articles at the British Journal of Photography
Daniel Morel vs. Agence France Presse and Getty Images Facebook Page