A new party has entered the high-stakes copyright skirmish over a photograph that served as the basis for the most ubiquitous image of the 2008 presidential campaign: the man who took that photograph.

On Thursday, freelance photographer Mannie Garcia, represented by Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner George Carpinello, filed a memorandum of law in federal district court in Manhattan seeking to intervene in the dispute that so far has pitted The Associated Press against artist Shepard Fairey. (Download Garcia memorandum of law.)

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