Sunday, 8 February 2009

Graffiti Artist Arrested!

T-shirt with Shepard Fairey's portrait of Barack Obama (2008)More copyright problems! It's only a month since I posted Shepard Fairey's portrait of US President-elect - as he was then - Barack Obama (CLICK). Last night in Boston, Fairey was arrested for the 15th time on charges of tagging local property with graffiti based on his Andre the Giant street art campaign. This artwork is based on a copyrighted photo taken in April 2006 by Mannie Garcia on assignment for Associated Press. It's "fair use" claims Fairey's lawyer. Quite right too, but will a court accept this defence? Click the title link to read the full story.


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