Philippine Photographer Sues Major Daily for Copyright Infringement

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Philippine Photographer Anton Sheker sues Major Philippine Daily Manila Bulletin for Copyright Infringement.

Philippine Photographer Anton Sheker has filed a landmark case against one of the Philippines media giants and oldest newspaper, Manila Bulletin for allegedly infringing on his copyright by downloading photos from his personal blog, which were allegedly used for a travel feature without his permission.

The landmark case was filed today June 5, 2008, Anton Sheker versus Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation, Ivy Liza Mendoza, Rachel C. Barawid and Editor-in-chief Cris Icban, Civil Case no. 08-436
received by the clerk of court.

This will be the first time that a case on copyright infringement and the Internet as a medium is in question. It will also be the first time that camera EXIF data will be used as evidence in the Philippines.

Original Story of infringement on Anton's Blog

Same story picked up by ABS-CBN Interactive

This will be a test for the Philippine copyright law and protection of works by local artists. Will Anton Sheker Triumph in his quest for justice? Will your photos ever be safe online?


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