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Fairey Avoids Prison But Must Pay $25,000 Over Obama “Hope” Image

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Shepard Fairey, the street artist behind the famous Obama “Hope” image from the 2008 presidential campaign, has been sentenced to two years’ probation, 300 hours of community service, and a $25,000 fine for criminal contempt. The dispute originally arose between the Fairey and the Associated Press, which claimed the artist has misappropriated one of its […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 12th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Dying Without a Will, YouTube Takedown Notices, and More Legal Advice – Free Joe Friday 7/22/11

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What is the best way to “question” yourself if you are acting as your own attorney in family court? How do you make sure you get to tell your side of the story?

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

July 26th, 2011 at 6:02 am

Tom Petty vs. Michele Bachmann

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When Republican Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy for US president on June 27, she used Tom Petty’s “American Girl” to rally her supporters. And Petty didn’t like it. The musician’s lawyers were reportedly working on a cease and desist before the day was out. Bachmann shouldn’t have been surprised. When George W. Bush tried to […]

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Written by Carrie Yutzy

July 1st, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Tyson Tattoo Lawsuit Continues But Won’t Stop Hangover II Release

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The tattoo artist who designed boxer Mike Tyson’s Maori-inspired face tattoo is suing Warner Brothers Entertainment for including a similar design on the face of one of the stars of “The Hangover Part II” without his permission. Although U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry has denied an injunction request to stop the release of the movie […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 25th, 2011 at 10:59 am