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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

Artist Pleads Guilty to Contempt Charge Over Obama ‘Hope’ Image

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Last January, we discussed the agreement reached by the Associated Press and artist Shepard Fairey over the President Barack Obama “Hope” image, but the copyright case is back in the news again — this time because the artist has plead guilty to a federal charge of criminal contempt over the destruction and concealing of evidence. […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

February 28th, 2012 at 9:48 am

Constitutional Law and the Osama Bin Laden Killing, Plus More Legal Answers – Free Joe Friday 5/6/11

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How do you go about legally improving a product that is already out there. I found a product for humans that I wish to change somewhat and use for animals. How does one go about this?

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Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 1/21/11

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This week’s small business news roundup starts with an op-ed from President Obama, who assures small business owners he’s on their side. You can also check out some useful customer relationship management apps and tips for buying small business insurance as well as some more information regarding using social media. Here we go! Barack Obama: […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

January 21st, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Agreement Reached Over Obama “Hope” Image

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Last week, the Associated Press (AP) and artist Shepard Fairey came to a settlement in a copyright battle over the most recognizable, iconic image of the 2008 Presidential election; the subject of the litigation was the image of President Barack Obama in red, white, and blue with the word “hope” across the bottom. Fairey admits […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

January 17th, 2011 at 9:56 am

Small Business News Weekly Roundup 11/19/10

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This week’s small business news weekly roundup includes an announcement from the President about National Entrepreneurs’ Day, results from a survey about small business owner confidence in the economy, the new crop of small business owners entering Congress next term, why you should consider creating an app for your small business, and useful information on […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

November 19th, 2010 at 9:30 am

Obama Administration Pushes for Internet Privacy Legislation

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The Obama Administration is taking some bold steps in the area of Internet privacy that would not only create new legislation but also a new position to oversee the changes, which would involve the dissemination of consumer data. Indeed, a task force headed by Cameron Kerry, brother of Sen. John Kerry, and Christopher Schroeder, assistant […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

November 15th, 2010 at 6:37 am

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President Honors Small Business, Entrepreneurs

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“They are the engine of our prosperity and a proud reflection of our character.”

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Written by LegalZoom News

May 21st, 2010 at 3:32 pm

What’s Going on with the Estate Tax?

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You may remember that the President Bush tax cuts of 2001 included a provision to repeal the estate tax in 2010; we’ve finally reached that year, so what happens now? Before we get to that, let’s discuss some basics. What is the estate tax? The federal estate tax is a tax imposed by the government […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

May 20th, 2010 at 11:50 am

Obama Considers Lawsuit Against Arizona Immigration Law

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In addition to the “Birther Bill” making its way through the Arizona legislative process, the state has been in the news recently for an immigration law that requires police to stop and ask for documentation from anyone they have “reasonable suspicion” to believe is an illegal immigrant. Previously, the law prohibited officers from asking for […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 28th, 2010 at 10:16 am