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Shepard Fairey and the Associated Press Settle Their Lawsuit

In an apparent win for appropriation and fair use, Shepard Fairey’s copyright infringement lawsuit with the Associated Press has ended not with a bang but with a whimper. With neither Fairey backing down from his stance that his use of the AP photograph for the now iconic Obama Hope campaign poster constituted fair use, nor the AP surrendering their views that Fairey misappropriated the image without proper licensing, the much ballyhooed legal proceedings have grinded to a halt in a stalemate of sorts. Of course, […]