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
Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.
Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.
No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.
A new study explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.
- The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
- The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
- People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
The rise of anti-scientific thinking and conspiracy is a concerning trend.
- Fifty years later after one of the greatest achievements of mankind, there's a growing number of moon landing deniers. They are part of a larger trend of anti-scientific thinking.
- Climate change, anti-vaccination and other assorted conspiratorial mindsets are a detriment and show a tangible impediment to fostering real progress or societal change.
- All of these separate anti-scientific beliefs share a troubling root of intellectual dishonesty and ignorance.
The history of the Geneva Conventions tells us how the international community draws the line on brutality.
- Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
- Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
- Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.