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.
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.
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?