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Agence France Presse (AFP) v. Morel

Agence France Presse v. Morel, No. 10-cv-02730 (S.D.N.Y. Jan 14, 2011) (denying motion to dismiss); (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 14, 2013) (granting in part motion for summ. judg.).

This copyright infringement case, stemming from photographs taken in Haiti in the aftermath of a 2010 earthquake, raised the novel but increasingly relevant question of whether someone who uploads an image to social media retains copyright in that work or whether it can be freely copied and commercially distributed by others without permission or a license. A federal court in New York . . .

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