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Nick Walker

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Ellis Vener

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Jeremy Nicholl has a great piece on his blog about what the true costs to Getty and AFP are for trying to crush Morel:
$9,000,000 and rising plus trashed reputations. 

Nicholl writes: "It’s hard to overstate the calamity that has befallen AFP and Getty. The $1.22m damages — the maximum possible — awarded to Morel are what garnered the headlines, but they are merely the tip of the iceberg that ripped through the AFP and Getty edifice last Friday afternoon. For one thing the financial costs will be far higher. Nobody knows for sure what the meter is running at, but informed legal sources put the total so far at around $9m: that includes the damages, Morel’s legal defence costs, and those of AFP and Getty. As the losing defendants the agencies will almost certainly be expected to pick up the entire tab."

There's more, a lot more @ http://www.jeremynicholl.com/blog/2013/11/29/the-real-cost-of-copyright-theft-for-agence-france-presse-and-getty-images-9m-and-trashed-reputations/
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Ellis,

Thanks for the link, an interesting read.
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