From the law office of Francine Denise Ward, who represented Haitian photographer Daniel Morel (photo) in his suit against Agence France-Presse (AFP).
"Judge Alison Nathan from the District Court for the Southern District of New York held that the Agence France-Presse and The Washington Post improperly used images that photojournalist Daniel Morel posted to his Twitter page.
"With the explosive growth of Social Media, ownership of content has become an all-important issue. Once you post a story or photo to a social media site, is anyone allowed to use your content without permission? This is the question that everyone has been waiting for the courts to answer.
See full release from attorney Ward: http://www.francinewardblog.com/?p=1242
See previous Brooklynron post: http://www.brooklynron.com/2013/01/daniel_morel.html