Posts Tagged ‘AFP’

Cheap Camera Challenge: A Hole for a Viewfinder, No LCD, and No Idea if You’re Actually Taking Pictures

In what turned out to be one of the more difficult Cheap Camera Challenges DigitalRev has put together so far, AFP photojournalist Alex Ogle was forced to trade his D810 and 35mm f/1.4G lens for a digital camera in the most basic sense of the term. Read more…

AFP Will No Longer Accept Photos from Freelancers Putting Themselves in Harm’s Way in Syria

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Freelance photojournalists traveling to rebel-held areas in Syria and putting themselves in serious danger of being kidnapped and/or killed will no longer be able to have their work published by Agence France Presse (AFP). Read more…

AFP Apologizes for Syndicating Stolen Image, Wired in by Stringer Covering War In Iraq

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Agence France-Presse, more commonly known as AFP, is in the hot seat once again, less than a year after they and Getty were ordered to pay $1.2 million to photographer Daniel Morel. This time though, the ordeal is far less expensive, ending with an apology shared on Facebook.

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Memory Cards vs Kalashnikovs: On Trying to Cover the News in Crimea Right Now

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As Jim Morrison once said, “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.” There is power in an image, and the press often become persona non grata in a conflict that is socially and politically charged. This is what is happening in Crimea right now, as photojournalists Kilian Fichou and Laetitia Peron revealed in a recent article on the AFP Correspondent blog. Read more…

Could the Morel v. AFP/Getty Case Rewrite the Rules of Licensing Negotiation?

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As it turns out, we all might have some skin in the Daniel Morel vs. AFP/Getty Images copyright game; and we’re not just talking about emotional investment here, there are serious precedents being set. Read more…

Getty & AFP Appeal $1.2 Million Copyright Infringement Verdict

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Getty Images and Agence France Presse are avid protectors of their own copyright privileges. But when the chaussure is on the other foot?

Haitian photographer Daniel Morel continues to find out that it’s a whole different ball game, as the agencies try to evade the $1.22 million penalty levied against them for stealing eight of Morel’s images of the aftermath of his country’s devastating 2010 earthquake. Read more…

Daniel Morel Awarded $1.2M in Damages in Lawsuit Against AFP and Getty Images

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The Daniel Morel vs AFP/Getty Images saga has been going on since 2010 when the agencies first pulled his photos off of Twitter and distributed them without permission to several major publications. Now the saga has finally ended, and ended on very happy terms for Morel, who is walking away from the deal $1.2 million richer. Read more…

News Agency in Hot Water for Censoring ‘Village Idiot’ Photo of French President

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Agence France Presse is drawing fire from other journalists for withdrawing what one rival described as a “village idiot photo” of French President Francois Hollande. Read more…

Judge Rules News Agencies Cannot Use Twitter Photos Without Permission

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In one of the first major tests of intellectual property law involving social media services, a judge has ruled that news agencies cannot freely publish photographs posted to Twitter without the photographer’s permission.
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The AFP’s Nikon D4 Robotic Arm Rig for the London Olympics

Well, there’s no question about it: photography is going to the robots — or at the very least Olympic photography is. First we saw Getty Images and the robotic rigs it was working on (among other things), then there was the Associated Press and its robots, and now we have a making of video from AFP showing off the D4 wielding rigs its photogs will be using.

On the one hand, it would seem Skynet will be very well equipped to photograph its future takeover. On the other, if you’re not threatened by the advent of robotic photography, this video is pretty cool.

(via Fstoppers)