Mannie Garcia enters the Hope Fray

Personally, I’m pleased about this, though I suppose some people might find it odd to be pleased about adding new parties to litigation.  Still, if this turns out to be a significant opinion on fair use, which it will probably be, I really think that the artist should be heard.

Garcia’s own web site is here.  Garcia’s entry into this probably won’t help either AP or Fairey look better, which is interesting, since both seem to be pushing heavily on the equities, as Bruce points out in his extensive coverage of the case.

Update: Bruce has insightful things to say about this too.