AP and Fairey make nice
News of a settlement today between the Associated Press and Shepard Fairey in a lawsuit involving the Obama “HOPE” image. The statement seems admirably collaborative. It will be interesting to see whether this leads to more open exchanges between artists and licensed news products like photography. If you’re using other work in your own, it’s not hard to school yourself on the basics of copyright and fair use. Stanford offers an excellent guide. If you are creating work, consider offering it under Creative Commons and encouraging collaboration and continuation of development.