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Lessig Crowdsourcing Fairey's legal case versus AP

christian.einfeldt (874074) writes | more than 5 years ago

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christian.einfeldt writes "Stanford law professor Larry Lessig has issued a call to the masses for help in assisting Shepard Fairey in Fairey's legal case against the Associated Press arising out of the dispute over Fairey's famous poster depicting Obama's upturned, thoughtful face, a poster that in the minds of many defined the Obama 2008 presidential campaign. Lessig, writing on behalf of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society (CIS), says that the CIS team would like help finding images similar to that of Mannie Garcia's preceding photograph of then-Senator Obama appearing with George Clooney during the campaign. Although Lessig is holding his cards close to his vest as to why similar photos are being sought, commentators on Lessig's blog seem to think that as more similar photos can be found, it becomes less likely that Fairey's poster alone had any impact on the market for the Mannie Garcia's photo; in other words, defending Fairey by spreading the "blame". But the more entertaining question might be: can the Slashdot effect alter the outcome of this case?"
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