Friday, January 24, 2014

AP Stands Its Ground vs. George Zimmerman

You remember that flap a few weeks back with Trayvon Martin slayer and wife abuser and gun nut George Zimmerman tried to make a different kind of killing selling one of his "original" paintings of a flag that seemed to be copied from a photo.  Now the AP has demanded that he stop selling another painting. -- G.M.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Associated Press has demanded that George Zimmerman halt the sale of one of his paintings because the news agency says it directly copies an AP photo. AP spokesman Paul Colford says that Zimmerman clearly copied the AP photo, which was taken for the AP by freelancer Rick Wilson at a 2012 news conference. The attorney who received the letter Thursday, Jayne Weintraub, said she no longer represents Zimmerman but said she will forward the letter to him.

Zimmerman's painting depicts Jacksonville-based prosecutor Angela Corey holding her thumb and fingers together. Text on the piece that is apparently made up reads, "I have this much respect for the American judicial system."  Corey's office prosecuted Zimmerman for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was acquitted last summer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A painting is an interpretation of a photograph. Regardless of how exact it is and therefore is not subject to copyright restrictions.