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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

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