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Shepard Fairey’s Lawsuit about His Iconic “Hope” Image is Settled

January 21, 2011

Shepard Fairey Hope Barak Obama

Saying that “neither side surrenders its view of the law,” the Associated Press nonetheless writes that there’s been a settlement in its copyright infringement lawsuit against artist Shephard Fairey over his “Hope” poster that took on iconic status during the 2008 presidential campaign. {Note: I guess it is good that Warhol did his work when he did. I also wonder if the AP is going to sue Obama, since he bought this image.}

The wire service adds that:

“Mr. Fairey has agreed that he will not use another AP photo in his work without obtaining a license from the AP. The two sides have also agreed to work together going forward with the Hope image and share the rights to make the posters and merchandise bearing the Hope image and to collaborate on a series of images that Fairey will create based on AP photographs. The parties have agreed to additional financial terms that will remain confidential.”

Read Full Article Here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/01/12/132860606/shepard-fairey-and-ap-settle-copyright-dispute-over-hope-poster?ft=1&f=1047

{Note: Screen Printers BEWARE!}

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