Shepard Fairey Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges in AP Copyright Suit

Posted by on Friday February 24, 2012 | Copyright/Legal

Here’s a new installment in the long saga of AP’s copyright infringement suit against artist Shepard Fairey, creator of the Obama “Hope” poster. Fairey has plead guilty to a federal criminal charge for destroying documents, falsifying evidence “and other misconduct” in his civil litigation with Associated Press two years ago, the US District Attorney in Manhattan has announced.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 16. Fairey faces a maximum of six months in prison, and fines of $5,000 or more.

The full news story, including excerpts from the US Attorney’s statement on Fairey’s plea, is now on PDNOnline.



Getty Says Photog Shut the Door on Her $1B Copyright Claim

Posted by on Friday September 9, 2016 | Copyright/Legal

If you’ve put your images in the public domain, you’ve given up your right to sue for copyright violations in court. That’s the gist of Getty’s response to the $1 billion copyright claim that photographer Carol Highsmith filed in July. Getty filed its response to Highsmith’s claim on September 6. The stock photo agency is... More