Shepard Fairey and AP Settle Copyright Suit

The artist Shepard Fairey and the Associated Press announced today that they have reached a settlement in their dispute over copyright issues related to the Obama “Hope” poster created during the 2008 presidential campaign cycle.  The AP has also issued its own press release about the settlement.

(Disclosure: Along with my HLS colleague, Prof. Terry Fisher, and an extraordinarily able team led by Geoffrey Stewart and Meir Feder from the law firm Jones Day, I was co-counsel for Shepard Fairey.  See related story here.  Prof. Fisher and I served as pro bono counsel in our personal capacities; neither the Harvard Law School nor the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, with which we are both affiliated, were institutionally involved in any way.)