AP alleges copyright infringement of Obama image

On buttons, posters and Web sites, the image was everywhere during last year's presidential campaign: A pensive Barack Obama looking upward, as if to the future, splashed in a Warholesque red, white and blue and underlined with the caption HOPE.

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"I hope they serve lunch soon. My tummy is all growly."

the original photo is fairly unremarkable, the eyes a little lifeless, while the poster transforms the original to represent Obama as a visionary. a subtle but clear difference.

I guess the AP owns all images and the copyrights thereto, of the President with his head cocked to his right while turned slightly to his left.

Besides, if they wanna sue Fairey, fine. Then there's a comic book company out there with helluva case against Lichtenstein and let's not even get started about Campbell's Soup v. Warhol Estate.

Some books contain the machinery required to create and sustain universes. Tycho (Jerry Holkins) @ Penny Arcade

Fairey regularly makes use of images created by others.

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