You Stole My Photograph of Obama And Made It Huge!
All of a sudden, the Associated Press says it's entitled to money and credit for the photo that became the ubiquitous icon of the Obama campaign, the "Hope" poster made by former street artist Shephard Fairey.
Wired.com's Underwire blog reports that Fairey's lawyer is arguing the image is protected by fair use, but the AP says all of its images require permission. Fairey found the image on Google images.
The AP asserts that the photo was taken in April 2006 by Manny Garcia, who was on assignment for the wire service, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. But why did it take so long for them to figure this out? I heard Shepherd Fairey interviewed in NPR on the day of Obama's inaugural and he was still surprised that he hadn't heard from the photographer and expressed appreciation. Is it possible that this is more about the dire state of print syndication and less about copyright law? Big Think wants to know your thoughts on the future of syndication and fair use. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Delay, deny and deflect were the strategies Facebook has used to navigate scandals it's faced in recent years, according to the New York Times.
- The exhaustive report is based on interviews with more than 50 people with ties to the company.
- It outlines how senior executives misled the public and lawmakers in regards to what it had discovered about privacy breaches and Russian interference in U.S. politics.
- On Thursday, Facebook cut ties with one of the companies, Definers Public Relations, listed in the report.
Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.
Sure we know it would be bad, but what do all of these scary numbers really mean?
- At the press time, the value was $21.7 trillion dollars.
- Lots of people know that a default would be bad, but not everybody seems to get how horrible it would be.
- While the risk is low, knowing what would happen if a default did occur is important information for all voters.
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