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.
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