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AP, Retailer Settle Obama Image Copyright Suit

Law360 (March 16, 2011, 7:27 PM EDT) -- The Associated Press and retailer Obey Clothing on Wednesday announced a settlement pact that wraps up copyright litigation in New York over “Hope” T-shirts that feature an iconic image of President Barack Obama.

The settlement covered the counterclaims the AP lodged against One 3 Two Inc., which does business as Obey Clothing, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, coming about a month after the court nixed Obey's fair use defense and a week before trial.

Pursuant to the agreement, the...
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