'Hope' Poster Lawsuits Spring Eternal

The Associated Press filed three new federal complaints on Wednesday against clothing retailers Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom and Zumiez, claiming copyright infringement over clothing emblazoned with the image from the iconic Obama “Hope” poster.
 
The photo used in the poster, which was taken by one of the wire service’s photographers and manipulated by artist Shepard Fairey, is already the subject of a similar suit.
 
Fairey, who has created some of advertising’s most indelible guerrilla marketing campaigns, was himself sued by the AP in 2009 for misappropriating the Obama image.

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