Hope for Shepard Fairey

Posted by The G on January 12, 2011 under GNN | 2 Comments to Read

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Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey

Great news for the art world!  A judge has dismissed copyright lawsuits between Shepard Fairey, who created the Barack Obama “HOPE” image and The Associated Press but has left a March trial date in place for related claims between the news service and companies that sold merchandise using the artist’s image.  You can read more about this exciting ruling here.  I also agree with The Worley Gig’s commentary that “there are ways to amicably resolve these types of issues without getting all Metallica-style litigious on everyone’s ass. At any rate, the ruling is good news for Fairey, whose work I am a huge fan of , and other artists of his ilk, who sometimes appropriate fair use images from pop culture in their artwork.”  You can read The Worley Gig’s comments about the ruling here.

Team Shepard!

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  • Gail said,

    “Shepard Farley”!

  • Suzie said,

    I love this news!!!