Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Is Fairey's Use Fair Use?

Associated Press has filed its very lengthy Answer and Counterclaim in Fairey's preemptive litigation. Here is is, courtesy of Ray Beckerman.

Interestingly, AP has relied to a large extent on allegations that Fairey has made a career out of this sort of thing, and provides several other examples. AP also makes much of its history of photographing Presidents.

This is a rather unusual pleading - but this is a rather unusual case.


1 comment:

  1. I think what it is is a dumb case. The painting was clearly "transformative" and a fair use.

    I guess the folks at AP are losing their minds.