Agence France-Presse (AFP) announced The Law Firm of Higbee & Associates as a copyright enforcement partner for the United States. While the two companies have been working together since early 2018, the official announcement was placed on AFP.com in February.
Agence France-Presse is the world’s oldest and one of the largest news agencies in the world. They are one of the most prolific producers of high quality photos for licensure for editorial purposes. Like almost all content creators, copyright infringement is a substantial problem that negatively impacts them and their photographers.
Higbee & Associates handles copyright enforcement matters for hundreds of photographers and agencies from all over the world. The law firm founder, Mathew Higbee, said that his firm is proud to be working with AFP. “They are one of the most important news agencies in the world, and making sure they and their photographers are fairly compensated is in everyone’s interest. We are proud to be helping in the United States,” said Higbee.
Higbee & Associates was founded in 2006. They have been one of the most frequent filers of copyright lawsuits since 2015.