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BSF Moves to Intervene on Behalf of “Obama Hope” Photographer


BSF Partners George Carpinello and Michael Underhill have moved to intervene in a copyright lawsuit on behalf of Mannie Garcia, acknowledged to be the photographer behind the iconic “Obama Hope” image.  Asserting copyright infringement claims against poster creator, Shepard Fairey, freelancer Garcia also seeks to establish that he has a copyright claim superior to that of the Associated Press, which published his photo. 

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The Am Law Litigation Daily, October 19, 2009
Pressure from Kirkland Lawyer Forced 'Obama Hope' Artist Shepard Fairey to Admit Evidence Destruction in AP Case

Associated Press, July 15, 2009
Photographer stakes claim to Obama poster

Bloomberg, July 14, 2009
AP Has No Right to Obama ‘Hope’ Image, Photographer Tells Judge

The New York Times, July 14, 2009
Rights to Obama Photo: A Three-Way Battle

The Am Law Daily, July 13, 2009
Boies Schiller in for Shooter as "Hope" Poster Case Takes New Twist

Related Lawyers: D. Michael Underhill, George F. Carpinello

Related Practice: Litigation