Derivative works are protected by the copyright laws, also

   slight changes to an image "used" carries about as much weight as 
"rendering it in another medium"     the resultant image would need 
to be way different from the resource, so as to be clear it is not 
the same....   there isn;t enough differences in these 2 images to 
spit on....    1 hour with photoshop would yield this result.

    besides, she admitted using this photo....    I would be 
interested in hearing her "fair use" argument........


At 08:18 AM 2/5/2009, you wrote:
>That was my thought as well, Britt.  I've drawn images of birds from 
>my own sketches and found photos that looked very similar when 
>looking for feather detail.  Animals, including human Presidents 
>apparently, have their own habitual attitudes and poses.  This would 
>be a tough sell as an infringement.  There are probably hundreds of 
>similar photos.
>On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 10:44 PM, Britt Griswold 
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>Maybe.  I bet there are hundreds of photos of Obama from this angle. 
>it is not an exact copy, but it would be wise if he can produce his 
>reference material, If he has 10 or twenty, they will have a hard 
>time proving he used just their's
>Kalliopi Monoyios wrote:
>Hey all - I just found this article about the iconic Obama "Hope" 
>poster. Looks like the artist based it off an AP photo. Oops...
>Bruce Bartrug
>Nobleboro, Maine, USA
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