Friday, March 11, 2011

Fairey Obama image still in litigation

Despite the fact the Shepard Fairey and AP settled their differences over Fairey's arguably transformative use of an AP copyrighted photo of President Obama and have agreed to work together to exploit the HOPE image, the AP is suing several retailers who licensed Fairey's work and are exploiting the image on various products.  It will be interesting to see whether or not Fairey's fair use argument holds up, but we'll probably never know - the cases will likely settle.  Here's a link to the rest of the story.

Have  a great day!

1 comment:

  1. I wonder what the profits were/are.

    The cases probably will settle but it would be interesting to see them go all the way.

    Is this fair use? The issue is going to come up again in the near future.