Associated Press sues artist Shepard Fairey The famous and ubiquitous Obama “Hope” poster has become the subject of a lawsuit as the Associated Press, who claims to hold the copyright in the original photograph, has sued Shepard Fairey, the street artist behind the iconic poster. The poster, which became a de facto symbol of the Obama campaign, was originally thought to be based upon a Reuters photo . Fairey is being represented by the Anthony Falzone, executive director of the Fair Use Project at Stanford University , who believes that fair use will protect Fairey’s right to use the image in the manner he did. Shepard Fairey. Fairey is asking a federal judge to declare that he is protected from copyright infringement claims in his use of a news photograph as the basis for a now ubiquitous campaign poster image of President Obama. The New York Times writes: Mr. Fairey’s lawyers, including Anthony T. Falzone, the executive director of the Fair Use Project and a law lecturer at Stanford University, contend in the suit that Mr. Fairey used the photograph only as a reference and transformed it into a “stunning, abstracted and idealized visual image that created powerful new meaning and conveys a radically different message” from that of the shot Mr. Garcia took.
Hilde talked about 2 paths to open access. I’m going to go back to the Traditional access model and describe how that paradigm is changing and highlight what’s happening in biomedical areas. Libraries intrinisically about providing access to information … as information models change so are we changing as demonstrated by Hilde is showing you today. Since about 1995 forward we moved into the realm of showing our students, faculty and researchers all about how to use & access online resources available on the web – in the 21 st century it will look much different.
OPENNESS: CONTRIBUTE, ACCESS, USE Joy Kirchner UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA LIBRARY
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