Shepard Fairey, AP settle over Obama poster

  • January 13, 2011 11:40

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Shepard Fairey in front of his Obama image.
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A settlement has been reached between artist Shepard Fairey and the Associated Press over a contested Obama image. The AP had asserted that Fairey infringed on their copyrights by using an AP photograph as the basis for his now iconic poster rendering of Obama.

While Fairey believed he was blameless under copyright laws, he agreed in the settlement to never use another AP image in his art without obtaining a license. The AP will allow Fairey to produce more works bssed on AP pictures and there was an undisclosed cash settlement.

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