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Photographer sues Nike over Michael Jordan photo copyright

In this Sept. 29, 2009 file photo, a pedestrian runs past the famous Nike Air Jordan logo in front of the Niketown store in downtown Portland, Ore.  A photographer has accused Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of a soaring Michael Jordan, which he alleges the company later misused to create the profitable “Jumpman Logo.”  The lawsuit, filed in federal court on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, seeks unspecified monetary damages based on profits attributable to the infringement on the copyright. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A photographer is accusing Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of Michael Jordan soaring toward a basketball hoop by continuing to use the image to market shoes and clothes.

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Correction: Christo-Over the River story

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — In a story Jan. 3 about a planned exhibition by the artist Christo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Christo said the project could proceed as soon as August 2018 if he wins a state court lawsuit. Christo has not specified an exhibition date.

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