The other day, the Associated Press pointed out that they believe that Shepard Fairey's painting of Obama - as widely used in campaign materials - is an infringement on their photograph. The painter is now suing the AP over the issue. At issue is whether or not the painter made "fair use" of the photographer's work. From the article: "He used the photograph for a purpose entirely different than the original, and transformed it dramatically," said the release from Anthony Falzone, executive director of the Fair Use Project at Stanford University. "The original photograph is a literal depiction of Obama, whereas Fairey's poster creates powerful new meaning and conveys a radically different message that has no analogue in the original photograph. Nor has Fairey done any harm to the value of the original photograph. Quite the opposite; Fairey has made the photograph immeasurably more valuable."