Internet Images and Copyrights: Be Aware
by Martha L. Arias, Internet Business Law Services
…[In Agence France Presse v. Morel – against Getty Images (US) Inc., et al., 769 F Supp. 2d 295 NY Dist. Ct. 2011,] the court held that although Twitter encourages and allows re-use of content, this does not necessarily mean that Twitter or Twitpic users may license photographs found in its pages to other users. …
For full text of the legal analysis, see Internet Images and Copyrights: Be Aware : Internet Business Law. Thank you to Kevin Pomfret for the heads-up.
Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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