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AP Claims Shepard Fairey's Obama Poster Infringes on Copyright

Posted By Administration, Thursday, February 05, 2009
Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014

The Associated Press says it believes the photo that inspired artist Shepard Fairey's celebrated "Hope" poster of Barack Obama is AP property, and Fairey is guilty of infringement. The AP is in talks with Fairey's attorney.


"The Associated Press has determined that the photograph used in the poster is an AP photo and that its use required permission," AP spokesperson Paul Colford said in a written statement issued February 4. "AP safeguards its assets and looks at these events on a case-by-case basis.

Read the complete article in Photo District News.

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