AP Accuses Shepard Fairey of Copyright Infringement

Uh oh, hopefully this doesn’t get too ugly.  The Associated Press has accused Shepard Fairey of copyright infringement, seeking both artistic credit and financial compensation for the use of the Barack Obama photo that was the blueprint for Fairey’s most iconic image ever.  It will be BEYOND interesting to see this one play out, as it could lead to a new legal precedent regarding the appropriation and alteration of photographs, a practice many artists base their entire careers around (though it probably won’t go anywhere near that far).  Read all about it at TheHuffingtonPost.com.

Via Juxtapoz.com.

83 Responses to “AP Accuses Shepard Fairey of Copyright Infringement”

  1. Hey guys the recent arrest and release of Shepard is going to put his prints up in value at historic levels.Can you see his Obama Progress print going for $10,000-$30,000 soon? What do you guys think?

  2. What do Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Cartrain, and Baxter Orr have in common? A lot according to this clown.

    http://www.myartspace.com/blog/2009/02/birds-of-feather-flock-together-damien.html

  3. I don’t understand this case. The article here says that it was some Young guys photo and that he was ok with it.

    http://www.myartspace.com/blog/2009/01/shepard-fairey-obey-copyright.html

    So is Young involved with this case? Or is this info just old info?

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