Shepherd Fairey's Tall Tale

Posted: October 19, 2009
Shepherd Fairey's Tall Tale

Now that Shepherd Fairey has admitted to lying about fabricating evidence in his copyright trial over the iconic 'Hope' poster he made in support of Barack Obama, what will happen next in the case? Jason Kincaid from TechCrunch.com comes to help us sort it all out.

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  • mcseport

    If you claim to be an artist, come up with stuff on your own. Don't go copy paste somebody's else time and effort.
    "Plagiarism, as defined in the 1995 Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary, is the "use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work."" quote from Wikipedia.
    "Generally, although plagiarism is often loosely referred to as theft or stealing, it has not been set as a criminal matter in the courts. Likewise, plagiarism has no standing as a criminal offense in the common law. Instead, claims of plagiarism are a civil law matter, which an aggrieved person can resolve by launching a lawsuit. Acts that may constitute plagiarism are in some instances treated as copyright infringement, unfair competition, or a violation of the doctrine of moral rights. The increased availability of intellectual property due to a rise in technology has furthered the debate as to whether copyright offences are criminal." quote from wikipedia.

    Posted: October 23, 2009 10:49 AM
  • KoOkY_mOnStEr88

    I just find it dumb. I mean Fairey put more work into the picture than the photographer did, he didn't slander anybody, and if anybody should have any kind of problem with it, it should be Obama himself. It is a picture of him after all. Whatever though, as a hard working American, I am happy to waste tax money on something so petty as a picture. Who cares about the state of the economy anyway?

    Posted: October 21, 2009 9:09 AM
  • bsukenyan

    @KoOkY_mOnStEr88 yes actually they do seriously have to make a federal case out of this, because, that's what it is. Fair use is a big part of media law, and when it comes to media law many of these cases are important because they can have a far reaching impact and have to show where the line is drawn, whether you like where it is drawn or not.

    Posted: October 21, 2009 8:38 AM
  • KoOkY_mOnStEr88

    It's issues like these that are the reason the US is retarded. Do they seriously have to make a federal case about where the stupid picture came from?

    Posted: October 21, 2009 1:54 AM
  • Joe_weee

    The AP bully, sales must be down.

    Posted: October 20, 2009 12:27 PM
  • bobsuicide

    This was really informative. I'm a huge fan of Shepherd's work...it's great to know more about the specifics and logistics of this case.

    Posted: October 20, 2009 11:47 AM


    Posted: October 19, 2009 8:38 PM