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Filipino Photographer sues Manila Bulletin

In a potentially landmark case, a Php1.2 Million copyright infringement suit was filed against print publication Manila Bulletin for illegally using and printing photos of professional photographer and blogger Anton Sheker.

This issue first came to light back in October 2007 when I suggested to Anton he send Manila Bulletin a bill for using his photos.

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Several months have passed and discussions between the two parties didn’t end up with an acceptable agreement.

On June 5, 2008, Anton finally elevated the issue to the Regional Trial Court.

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Anton Sheker

The picture above is the subject of the case. Is this going to be the first time that a case on copyright infringement and the Internet as a medium is in question? Will it be the first time that camera EXIF data will be used as evidence in the Philippines?

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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clara
clara
4 years ago

Hi, may I know the final verdict here?

jm
jm
9 years ago

ano na po nangyari ngayon.?
Who wins? how much the reward.? pls answer, need ko lng po sa report ko sa law.. :3

jm
jm
9 years ago

what happened to case of Anton Sheker Vs. Manila Bulletin now?.
Who wins? how much the reward.? pls answer, need ko lng po sa report ko sa law.. :3

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11 years ago

Well I am convinced there is more to arrive, this matter can not be satisfied by merely this data in your item Filipino Photographer sues Manila Bulletin . Respectable coverage like this always requires you to go for more articles! Why didnt I think about this? I would genuinely care to understand more on this subject.

Filipino
13 years ago

If that also happens to me, maybe I’ll do the same thing.

maricel
maricel
13 years ago

what happened to case of Anton Sheker Vs. Manila Bulletin now?.
Who wins?

SearchingWellness
13 years ago

Naku, I hope the case lands with a judge who understands the web, computer, etc. Otherwise, lawyers will have to educate him. The great technological divide will be a considerable challenge for counsels. Good luck on that!

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