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Shepard Fairey Case Summary

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An example of similar overseas copyright infringement case is the Associated press bringing up a lawsuit against famous street artist Shepard Fairey. In January 2009, Associated press said that defendant artist Shepard Fairy copied their image of U.S president Barack Obama which was shot by Associate press freelancer Mannie Garcia to create the Hope Poster for the president election in 2008 which rapidly became a symbol for Obama’s campaign, technically with approval. Shepard Fairey then defended that his work did not bring down the original work with fair use. The outcome of the case was that in January 2011, the artist and the Associate Press came to a private settlement which was a spilt in the profits of the work. Though it was not really

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