Who owns the copyright of Obama’s hope poster?

From NYTimes

ArtsBeat: A.P. Says It Owns Image in Obama Poster

By By Dave Itzkoff

Published: February 5, 2009

The Associated Press says Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” poster, depicting President Barack Obama, infringes on its copyright to a photograph of the president.

Inquirer photographer Tom Gralish proves it here (“A Last Word – HOPEfully – and Updates on the Obama Poster Photo Mystery“).

Can we still use that poster for personal purpose?

obama HOPE poster


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