Shout outs to the guys over at NORML for starting an uproar over the picture above. They created the picture to promote their annual conference in San Fransisco and you can also purchase it from their website. For more info on that and to purchase the poster, click here.
Anyway, some dickhead over the Washington Post didn’t like it and they informed Lisa Jack who took the photo of Barack Obama that was used in this pic. She’s not happy about it….
Think it might be a problem for the president (who opposes legalization)? It’s really a problem for the photographer. Lisa Jack, an Obama classmate at Occidental College, snapped the image in 1980, one in a series of photos that never saw the light of day until she debuted them in Time’s 2008 Person of the Year issue. She had no idea her photo had been appropriated by NORML until we told her Tuesday.
“They do not have my permission,” said Jack, a psychology professor in Minnesota. These photos “are absolutely not to be used in this way. … I really made a grand effort to do this properly, and I’m very irritated. If I’d wanted these to be used for political purposes, I’d have sold them to Hillary years ago.”
I personally like the picture.
Jack contacted the company that is responsible for her copyright on the image but hopefully they don’t stop using it for copyright reasons. It would be ironic though because they have a copyright on their image. LoL.
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