05 February 2009

AP Alleges Copyright Infringement over Obama Image

Yet another example of why you shouldn't take other people's work, change it a bit, and claim it as your own!


It's too bad the "artist" didn't get proper licensing. His poster touched a chord in many people's hearts.

I blogged about this issue in January.

Mark Vallen wrote an informative and extensively researched article about Shepard Fairey and "his works" on Mark Vallen's Art for a Change website. It includes several examples of original artwork and how it was "appropriated" by Shepard Fairey.

FEB 10 UPDATE: And now he's arrested for grafitti vandalism.