Posts with tag: "Olivier Laurent"
Getty Images SUED for Copyright Infringement & Photojournalist WINS
Monday, November 25, 2013
By Lisa Gizara
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Olivier Laurent

23 Nov 2013Tags:CopyrightAfp v. morel

Again- this journalist Olivier Laurent writes an amazing article: 

A three-year legal battle came to an end today when a jury found, after five hours of deliberations, in favour of photojournalist Daniel Morel after Agence France-Presse and Getty Images sourced and distributed images of the 2010 Haiti earthquake without his authorisation.

"Mr. Morel and his counsel are extremely grateful for the jury's careful‎ evaluation of the evidence and the damages awards that they have rendered against Agence France-Presse and Getty Images for their conduct," Morel's counsels Joseph Baio and Emma James of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP tell BJP in an emailed statement.

"Particularly satisfying to Mr. Morel are the jury's findings that these major agencies violated the DigitalMillennium Copyright Act and willfully violated the Copyright Act when they wrongfully downloaded, misidentified, and licensed his iconic images of the immediate aftermath of the catastrophic 2010 Haiti earthquake.

"Morel is set to receive more than $1.2m in damages for the wilful infringement of his copyright of eight photographs he took and uploaded to Twitter minutes after a powerful earthquake caused massive destruction to the Caribbean island.


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French Newspaper makes Photographic History!
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
By Olivier Laurent
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Incredible Article by Olivier Laurent 

"To coincide with Paris Photo's opening, French newspaper Libération has chosen to remove all images from its 14 November issue in a bid to show the power and importance of photography at a time when the industry is facing unprecedented challenges, say the newspaper's editors."

I have felt the effect and the devaluing of my own photography in this smart phone world. Now that news services encourage anyone to "submit your photos instantly" they no longer have to compensate professionals for their work. This article drives the point home that dedicated photojouralists and professional photographers are suffering as a result of this instant posting era. Good food for thought- please click this link below to read more.!