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Trouble over Obama’s picture

You need permission to use the image. Similar or look alike?

You need permission to use the image. Similar or look alike?

I guess, it is just natural that if someone is making money and gets all the credits out of something owned by Associated Press (AP) –  will not enjoy the glory and fame  forever.

The owner wants justice! The owner wants recognition and most of all compensation!

So as the news continues,

NEW YORK – 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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Obama's poster everywhere

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. Read the rest of the entry.

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