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AP Settles Dispute With Obama Hope Artist

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The Associated Press has settled the lawsuit against street artist Shepard Fairey, who is known for creating the Barack Obama HOPE image.

AP sued Fairey because they believed he violated their copyright of the original photograph. But they have resolved their differences!

A statement from the media organization reads:

"Mr. Fairey has agreed that he will not use another AP photo in his work without obtaining a license from the AP. The two sides have also agreed to work together going forward with the Hope image and share the rights to make the posters and merchandise bearing the Hope image and to collaborate on a series of images that Fairey will create based on AP photographs."

The financial terms remain confidential.

A federal judge dismissed the AP's complaint on Tuesday at the "suggestion of settlement" between the parties.

We're excited to see the future collaborations between the two!

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9 comments to “AP Settles Dispute With Obama Hope Artist”

  1. buck says – reply to this


    Hopefully this whole Obama/Hope thing will just turn out to be a long, bad dream that we all wake up from in 2 years. He has turned out to be a complete joke that we need to sweep under the rug and hope history forgets about this era.

  2. 2

    OBEY ! exit through the gift shop.

    P. S. buck is retarded.

  3. 3

    Hope??!! Um, NOPE! Love how this IMPOSTER is not letting the AZ CRISIS go to waste!

  4. 4

    Re: buck – With ya!

  5. 5

    It is a matter of property rights. How would anyone like what they created taken away from them? Basic 101 law.

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  7. 7

    The pic here of him is almost revolting. He is not "hope", hes a walking joke!

  8. uyeah says – reply to this


    Maybe his new work will be titled "disappointment" or "he lied."

  9. 9

    First the idiotic comments here are on some level quite amusing. Where was the outrage when your God Bush bailed out Corp. America? De-regulated oil, made out w/a Muslim prince @ the white house, took away your civil liberties and let's not forget, started a war on lies. Just the tip of the ice berg, yet you want one man to fix in 2 years what took Bush to do in 8? Morons ea. of you.

    Having said that, I thought once an artist put their creative spin on it it was no longer the original holder's say? Otherwise Campbell soup cans by Warhol would not be right?