Was the photograph Shepard Fairey used as a basis for his “Hope” image of Barack Obama a social text? The Associated Press thought not when it threatened to sue Fairey for using a photograph it owned as the basis for his poster. What issues of aesthetics and appropriation are raised when remixers claim, in the name of an electronic commons, access to the anonymously produced creativity of the Internet?
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Tavia Nyong'o; Art. Social Text 1 September 2009; 27 (3 (100)): 53–57. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-2009-007
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