And I thought it was an age of copyrights and permissions.
PETA uses the image of Michelle Obama:
PETA president Ingrid Newkirk stated:
The fact is that Michelle Obama has issued a statement indicating that she doesn’t wear fur, and the world should know that in PETA’s eyes, that makes her pretty fabulous,” she said in a press statement.
PETA senior vice president Dan Mathews said that she should instead be flattered: “By rejecting fur, these style icons demonstrate to the world that fur is old-fashioned and cruel.” The White House has contacted PETA regarding the matter, affirming that they did not consent to the use.
Barak Obama’s image used for Weatherproof, where he wears one of their jackets in his visit to China:
Weatherproof Garment Co. bought the photo rights from AP Images, and did not seek permission from the White House. It also does not think it would be necessary since Obama is not endorsing this advertise. Weatherproof President Freddie Stollmack.states: “He didn’t come to us,” Stollmack explained. “It’s just a great-looking jacket on a great-looking president.”