Artist Seeks New Counsel In AP Spat Over Obama Pic

Law360, New York (October 30, 2009, 2:28 PM EDT) -- Shepard Fairey — creator of the iconic “Hope” image of President Barack Obama — has asked to switch attorneys in a copyright dispute with The Associated Press, following revelations that the artist concealed facts about the photograph used and attempted to falsify evidence.

Fairey filed a motion to substitute attorneys Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, asking to replace Durie Tangri LLP and the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School with Jones Day and two Harvard...
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