Ad uses Obama image without permission |

Interesting - I learned a few years back that the Prime Minister of NZ in not permitted to endorse a product or service in any commercial way, when one of my images was going to be used to promote a publisher’s new book series.  I checked with the PMO before licensing the image to the client, and unfortunately lost the sale as a result - but the consequences of just going ahead could have been worse for both of us!

She (at the time) can be pictured in an editorial context - newspapers, magazines or online news sources, I mean - attending a launch event, and imply support that way, obviously; but the images can’t be reused for advertising purposes.  Good thing to know!

Be interesting to see if there are any repercussions from this for AP Images, or AP photographers getting access to Obama in future…