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Dear Associated Press

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

May 3, 2012

Associated Press
450 W. 33rd St.
New York, NY 10001

Dear Associated Press,

How much it would cost to license the photo of Governor Jan K. Brewer giving Barack H. Obama the finger? I would like to use it on my website. I don’t need a high resolution photo. A 72 dpi jpg would be fine. I get dozens of hits a day on my site, so you might consider giving me permission just for the exposure!

If this interests you let me know. If you send me a copy I can scan it myself. Otherwise, just let me know how much money I need to send. I want to do this legally. (I can’t go to jail again!)


Christopher L. Jorgensen

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May 16, 2012

Christopher L. Jorgensen
PO Box 546
Ames, IA 50010

Dear Christopher,

All AP images are licensed based on the usage of the image.  You mentioned a web usage, but I will need additional information in regards including the URL.
Please provide me with either a phone number and/or email address to discuss further.

I may be reached at 212.621.1846 or

Thank you and I look forward to hearing back from you.


Lisa Smith
AP Images



Lisa Smith
AP Images
212.621.1846 P |  212.621.1955 F
450 W 33 St.  |  New York |  NY | 10001

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You can view the photo in question here: Obama and Brewer. I really should look into how much it would cost to license. Or maybe I could make a “fair use” case, but honestly, I am a bit too lazy. Even linking to it is more effort than I want to make.

By Christopher L. Jorgensen


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