Oh, this is too good. A Pee has decided that Shepard Fairey stole one of their images of Obama for the famous “Hope” poster, and wants money. If you look at the pictures here, it’s pretty obvious that they have a case. OTOH, I haven’t noticed A Pee’s original being so fetching that people were pasting it all over, so the Fair Use argument is also strong. Of course, all pictures of the Glorious Leader should be the property of the People, and not the running-dog capitalist news services. But if Fairey could actually, you know, draw, this wouldn’t have come up.
AP shakes down Fairey