Jul 13, 2009

a twist in the fairey case

The AmLaw Daily reports that freelance photographer Mannie Garcia -- the man behind the photo that became the Shepard Fairey / Barack Obama "HOPE" poster -- has filed a memorandum of law to intervene in the suit filed by the Associated Press. Garcia's claiming that he owns the copyright on those images, since he wasn't actually an employee of the AP at the time.

You can read the entire memo in support of Mr. Garcia's motion to intervene, but here's a relevant snippet / screenshot:


Oh, and Garcia is represented by none other than Boies, Schiller & Flexner. This is getting very, very interesting.