A US judge has ruled that Agence France-Presse and The Washington Post improperly used photographs that journalist Daniel Morel tweeted in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in January 2010. AFP argued the pictures were freely available because they were on Twitter. District Judge Alison Nathan in Manhattan said Twitter's terms of service doesn't just give news organizations a license to re-use images without the photographer's permission.

One Response to “Judge to AFP and WaPo: No, tweeted photos aren't just yours for the taking”

  1. Jake0748 says:

    Good call, District Judge Alison Nathan!  Nice to see a little common sense now and again. Keep up the good work. 

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