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Artist Shepard Fairey Pleads Guilty In Criminal Case, Faces Prison Time

5 years agoLifestyle / Luxury : De Luxe

Shepard Fairey has pled guilty to misconduct in claims about which photograph he used for a Barack Obama "Hope" poster that became iconic during the 2008 presidential race.

“Obama ‘HOPE’ poster artist pleads guilty to contempt”

5 years agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Locked in litigation with the Associated Press over whether his famous poster improperly infringed on the copyright of the news photograph on which it was based, Shepard Fairey did not conduct himself well. According to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Fairey “went to extreme lengths to obtain an unfair and illegal advantage in his civil litigation, [...]

Shepard Fairey Pleads Guilty To Criminal Contempt Charge

The visuals maker Shepard Fairey, best known for his work on iconic imagery from the 2008 Barack Obama campaign, entered a plea guilty last week on a criminal contempt charge based on trying to manipulate evidence in a civil lawsuit. Authorities are expected to pursue some measure of incarceration. Sentencing is in July.

Shepard Fairey Could Face Jail Time for Obama Hope Poster Design News 02.27.12

Street artist Shepard Fairey plead guilty on Friday to criminal contempt and could face up to 6 months in jail. Fairey admitted to falsifying documents to cover up that he used an Associated Press photo as the basis for the famous Hope poster featuring Barack Obama. Show More Summary

Shepard Fairey Facing Jail Time in Obama Poster Case

5 years agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlLA

Los Angeles artist Shepard Fairey — best known for his 2008 Barack Obama “Hope” poster — faces up to six months in prison after pleading guilty Friday to criminal contempt in New York City. Fairey was convicted of destroying documents,...Show More Summary

Shepard Fairey Pleads Guilty in “Hope” Poster Case

Shepard Fairey pleaded guilty to one count of criminal contempt for manufacturing evidence, destroying documents, and other misconduct in his case involving his "Hope" poster of Barack Obama. Reprehensible that he did behave so badly. It makes him look like a spoiled little rich kid who was trying to cover his ass when he got caught doing something wrong.

Fairey admits to tampering with documents in 'Hope' poster case

Shepard Fairey, the Los Angeles artist who created the well-known "Hope" poster for Barack Obama's presidential campaign, pleaded guilty Friday to destroying and manufacturing documents in his legal battle with the Associated Press.

Shepard Fairey Pleads Guilty to Criminal Contempt in Obama 'HOPE' Poster Case

Shepard Fairey, Echo Park's most (in)famous street artist, pleaded guilty today to criminal contempt in the fair use case he filed against the Associated Press back in 2009. The news agency countersued and accused him of violating copyright protections when he used one of their photographer's work in his iconic Barack Obama "HOPE" poster. [ more › ]

Shepard Fairey pleads guilty over "Hope" court case

5 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

No more hope. LA-based street artist Shepard Fairey today entered a guilty plea in his criminal case with the Associated Press. He's facing a maximum sentence of six months in prison. The criminal case concerns not the intellectual property dispute itself, but charges of "criminal contempt for destroying documents, manufacturing evidence and other misconduct" in [...]

Shepard Fairey Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges in AP Copyright Suit

5 years agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

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 [...]

Artist Pleads Guilty in Criminal Case Over Obama Poster

Even though Shepard Fairey settled his case with Associated Press over using their photo as the basis for his iconic Obama "Hope" poster early last year, the Los Angeles Times reports the artist today entered a guilty plea to related...Show More Summary

Shepard Fairey Pleads Guilty in His AP Case

Earlier this year Shepard Fairey settled his civil case with the Associated Press over the misuse of Mannie Garcia’s photo of Barack Obama as the basis for his ubiquitous Hope poster after agreeing to confidential financial terms. According the official statement released by the AP, neither side was willing to back down, but Fairey agreed [...]

Obama 'HOPE' poster artist pleads guilty in NYC

Associated Press - The creator of the Barack Obama "HOPE" poster, made popular on the campaign trail four years ago, has pleaded guilty to criminal contempt. Shepard Fairey entered the plea Friday in New York City. The criminal caseShow More Summary

Shepard Fairey Pleads Guilty to Contempt Charge in Manhattan District Court

5 years agoArts : Hyperallergic

The ordeal over Shepard Fairey's Obama Hope image has turned a new corner when today the LA-based artist pled guilty to one count of criminal contempt for destroying documents, manufacturing evidence and other misconduct in civil litigation against the Associated Press regarding his world-renowned "Hope" poster.

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