CORRECTION: December 7, 2009.
Additional facts have altered the meaning of this post. The reader should be aware of this news story, recently brought to my attention.
by Ed Shanahan
IP Law & Business
November 11, 2009 //
It’s fair to say that artist Shepard Fairey threw something of a wrench into his copyright fight with The Associated Press last month when he admitted lying — and then fabricating and destroying evidence to cover up the truth — about which AP photo he used as the basis for his iconic “Obama Hope” poster…. [MORE]
Now, the original post:
According to the generally moronic and seldom-read (in these parts) Huffington Post, the AP has counter-sued Shepard Fairey over the Obama picture, etcetera, ad nauseum.
But what struck me was their “exhibit” to show how Fairey had ripped them off:
Except that this is a lie. Continue reading