Haitian photographer Daniel Morel - Brooklyn Ron's friend and colleague finally got a bit of justice.
In a Manhattan Federal Courthouse on Friday, seven members of a jury decided on the amount of damages to be awarded following Judge Alison Nathan's ruling of copyright infringement by AFP/Getty on eight of Mr Morel's photographs of the January 12 2010 Haitian earthquake.
AFP/Getty misattributed the photographs to Lisandro Suero and sold them to news outlets around the world.
Suero was in the Dominican Republic during the Haitian earthquake and had taken Mr Morel's photographs off Morel's Twitter account before forwarding to AFP/Getty.
On Friday afternoon, in determining that AFP/Getty's copyright infringement had been wilful rather than negligent,the jury awarded Morel $1.2 million, the maximum amount allowed for statutory damages.
In addition, they found 16 violations of the DMCA (Digital Management Copyright Act.