Archive for March 12, 2009

AP Countersues illustrator Shepard Fairey

AP has counter sued illustrator Shepard Fairey; this case is going to be interesting and relevant to those who create original material.  .

Here is the notice and related links from http://www.artinfo.com:

“In its counterclaim, filed today, the AP asserts that Fairey was “fully aware” that his poster was based on a copyrighted image, and that he “misappropriated the AP’s rights in that image.”  The AP, which says it made “every effort amicably to enter into a license and avoid litigation,” is seeking damages and injunctive relief on claims of copyright infringement.”

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