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10 June 2008

Filipino Photographer Sues Major Daily for Copyright Infringement

Photo Forums are abuzz and filled with messages expressing support to Anton Sheker, a Filipino photographer who formally filed a case against one of the Philippine media giant and Philippine's oldest dailies for allegedly infringing on his copyright by downloading photos from his personal blog, which were allegedly used for a travel feature without his permission.

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.

This will be a test for the Philippine copyright law and protection of works by local artists. Will Anton triumph in his quest for justice? Let's wait and see!

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