AP Sues 3 Retailers Over Obama 'Hope' Image

Law360, New York (March 10, 2011, 10:35 PM EST) -- The Associated Press launched suits in New York against Urban Outfitters Inc., Nordstrom Inc. and Zumiez Inc. on Wednesday, targeting retailers for the first time in an ongoing copyright battle over "Hope" T-shirts featuring an iconic image of President Barack Obama.

The news agency accused the retailers of infringing its copyright on a photograph taken by AP staff photographer Mannie Garcia in April 2006, according to three complaints filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The suits come on the...
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