Thursday, February 05, 2009

The AP Sues Obama Propoganda Poster Artist

But only after the election. The AP claims copyright infringement.

"Designed by Shepard Fairey, a Los-Angeles based street artist, the image has led to sales of hundreds of thousands of posters and stickers, has become so much in demand that copies signed by Fairey have been purchased for thousands of dollars on eBay.

The image, Fairey has acknowledged, is based on an Associated Press photograph, taken in April 2006 by Manny Garcia on assignment for the AP at the National Press Club in Washington.

The AP says it owns the copyright, and wants credit and compensation. Fairey disagrees."

The artist claims 'Fair Use'. Obama has circled his lawyers, as well, because of his campaign's liberal use of the purloined picture.

The Associated (with terrorists) Press may win or may loose this lawsuit. It depends on whose big bucks can keep the high powered guns in the saddle the longest.

Or, the rare concept of actual judicial pronouncement between right and wrong may take place, in which case, Allah P foretells the majority decision.

Either way, it’s more evidence that the glow has dimmed from The One’s halo. (although the sycophants will never admit it)

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