On January 12, 2011, the Associated Press (AP) and artist Shepherd Fairey agreed to a settlement on opposing copyright infringement claims over Fairey's use of an AP photo of President Barack Obama. Fairey had captioned "HOPE" to his iconic red, white and blue rendering of the AP photo, which became tightly associated with the themes and tenor of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. The two parties agreed to split the profits from posters and merchandise bearing the HOPE image and will collaborate on future projects, and Fairey is prohibited from using AP photos without its permission.
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