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Thursday, 13 January 2011

Shepard Fairey vs. AP Case Dismissed

The copyright lawsuit between the American Urban Artist, Shepard Fairey and AP (Associated Press), came a step closer to a conclusion yesterday, when U.S. District Judge, Alvin Hellerstein dismissed the case. The artist who had created the Barack Obama "HOPE" image from a photograph by a professional AP news photographer, has been excluded from the current lawsuit, but a March trial date has been scheduled for claims between the news service and companies that sold merchandise using the artist's image. Hellerstien also said the claims could be reinstated within a month if either side requested it.

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