Artist Shepard Fairey says he has distributed more than 300,000 copies of his iconic poster of President Obama with the word "Hope" written underneath and that it has inspired countless other versions. Now, the 38-year-old Los Angeles street artist, who says he used an Associated Press photograph as a "visual reference" for his piece, is in the middle of a copyright battle that goes to the heart of how media is made, remixed, and mashed up in the digital age, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Given the notoriety of Fairey's iconic poster, "it is kind of the perfect storm," said...

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