It's All About Change: Fairey v. AP

Did Shepard Fairey, creator of the ubiquitous images that formed a central part of the Obama campaign, change a photograph by an Associate Press photographer enough to qualify for a fair use defense?

A federal judge in Manhattan will ultimately decide the issue, but both images are posted here so that you can draw your own conclusions (courtesy of the NY Times). Fairey has asked the court to grant a declaratory judgment against any potential copyright infringement claims advanced by the AP.

More about the case can be found via the New York Times, WSJ's Law Blog, and Am Law Daily.