Shepard Fairey Gets Probation & Fine
In the criminal contempt case involving his Hope poster of Barack Obama, street artist Shepard Fairey has been sentenced to two years of probation, a US$25,000 fine, and 300 hours of community service.
Fairey admitted in 2009 that he had destroyed documents and submitted false images in his legal battle with AP over the use of a photo of Barack Obama.
The AP accused the artist of copyright infringement; Fairey maintained that his artwork fell under fair-use laws, according to the LATimes.
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