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Judge Sets Social Media Intellectual Property Precedent

  • Reuters, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:45 AM

A Manhattan district judge ruled this week that Agence France-Presse and The Washington Post improperly used images that a photojournalist had posted to Twitter. Reuters calls the decision “one of the first big tests of intellectual property law involving social media.” The judge said that Twitter's terms of service did not give the publishers license to publish the images without the photographer’s permission.


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