AFP Loses Hearing in Usage of Twitter Photos from Haiti

Agence France-Presse will have to defend itself in a copyright claim filed by Daniel Morel over image he posted on Twitter of the Haitian earthquake.

AFP (who I used to string for and have a great deal of respect for) claimed that because of Twitter’s terms of service, the images Morel had posted were free for the taking.

Uh, no.

Especially since he said, on Twitter, that the images were available for a fee.