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Shepard Fairey Vs. AP Lawsuit Dropped

AP” “A judge has dismissed copyright lawsuits between an artist who created the Barack Obama “HOPE” image and The Associated Press but has left a March trial date in place for related claims between the news service and companies that sold merchandise using the artist’s image.” Continue reading

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Greg Lastowka on “Hope” Fair Use

[Updated 032009] NPR has withdrawn the image linked here in the original post. The caption for it read: A poster of President Barack Obama, right, by artist Shepard Fairey is shown for comparison with this April 27, 2006, file photo … Continue reading

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Shepard Fairey: Inspiration Or Infringement?

Shepard Fairey’s portrait of Obama was installed at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington on Jan. 17, 2009. [Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images/NPR] Shepard Fairey: Inspiration Or Infringement? : NPR 022609: The Associated Press has threatened to sue the artist … Continue reading

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Mannie Garcia: Freelance Photographer Infringed?

Shepard Fairey says he used this photo by Mannie Garcia, taken April 27, 2006 at the National Press Club, for the Obama ‘Hope’ poster. Fairey cropping out actor George Clooney and changing the tilt of Obama’s head. [Photo by Mannie … Continue reading

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Obama ‘Hope’ Image: Fair Use Or Infringement?

Shepard Fairey’s “Barack Obama/Hope” poster became an iconic image during the 2008 election. Then controversy about the image’s source transformed it into the poster child for fair use in copyright law. [Image source: Wikipedia]] [Updated 032009] NPR has withdrawn the … Continue reading

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