Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday January 15, 2013

Judge: News Outlets Improperly Used Photos From Twitter

You would think that huge media outlets like the The Washington Post and AFP would know better than this. Why they had to go to court (to lose) is just mind boggling. eek!

A judge has found that two news organizations improperly used images that a photojournalist had posted to Twitter in one of the first big tests of intellectual property law involving social media. While AFP had argued that once the pictures appeared on Twitter they were freely available, the judge said that Twitter's terms of service did not give the news agency a license to publish the images without Morel's permission.