Fairey, AP Near Deal In Obama Poster Fight

Law360, New York (January 12, 2011, 2:39 PM EST) -- A federal judge has dismissed a high-profile copyright fight between the Associated Press and an artist over an iconic image of President Barack Obama because of a “suggestion of settlement,” but claims involving the artist’s company will continue.

Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the claims between Shepard Fairey and the AP on Monday, but severed and continued claims involving companies including Obey Giant Art Inc., which distributes Fairey's work and is owned by the...
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