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FEBRUARY 21, 2009   

Art or plagiarism (still wondering)

If you haven't heard all the fuss involving Shepard Fairey, the artist who sort of created the famous Obama HOPE poster, this video sums it up nicely.

Funny as it is when David Ross, former director of the Whitney Museum, and Ed Colbert, Copyright Attorney at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP argue the issue on TV's Colbert Report, you will get a good summary of the argument.

Start with Colbert, then find more info below.


My earlier article has links to several more detailed discussions.

America's most respected living graphic designer, Milton Glaser, compares this to one of his own famous posters and is dubious.

The AP (Associated Press) makes a case for its ownership of the original photo taken by Manny Garcia.

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