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$25,000 Fine & Two Years Probation for Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” Obama Posters

The conclusion to Shepard Fairey‘s ordeal in regards to his infamous Obama “Hope” poster have come to a close. Originally expected to see jail time, the artist’s sentence was lessened due to his involvement with charity work and from the number of letters of support received. Now sentenced to pay a $25,000 fine with two years of probation, the case now serves as another example of what can and cannot be considered as fair use. What are your thoughts on the sentencing?

Date: Sep 10, 2012  /  Views: 13  /  Author: Ambrose Leung
Category: Arts  /  Tags: Art, Barack obama, Shepard fairey, Obama hope