AFP and Getty Images found guilty

AFP and Getty Images found guilty

Ordered to pay 1.2 million dollars to Daniel Morel

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The District Court in Manhattan ruled in favour of photographer Daniel Morel, who filed a lawsuit against AFP (Agence France-Presse) and Getty Images for using their pictures taken from Twitter.

News agency Agence France-Presse and Getty Images photographer paid $1.2 million for violating copyright laws.

The scandal began in 2010, when the AFP and its American partner Getty Images published eight pictures taken in Haiti after the tragic earthquake.

The photos belonged to Daniel Morel, who appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to seek justice. In 2013, a court in Manhattan also recognized copyright infringement and imposed a separate meeting of jurors who had to determine the amount of compensation and the degree of deliberate actions of the two companies. AFP and Getty Images have the right to challenge the decision of the jury, but whether they intend to use it, is still unknown.

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