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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Shepard Fairey Pleads Guilty To Criminal Contempt Related To Testimony Over Use of AP Photo

Shepard Fairey, the "Obama poster" artist has pled guilty to criminal contempt, a surprise twist in the saga of the saga involving Mr. Fairey's use of a photograph which the Associated Press claimed was the basis of his famous "Hope" poster. The parties settled the lawsuit last year, but doubt continued concerning Mr. Fairey's testimony over which photo he had actually used in the work. On the 24th of February Mr. Fairey entered a plea of guilty.

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