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Do you have some art/writing/photography advice you'd like to share, maybe in a guest journal entry? (I'd offer a feature in exchange!) 

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Fair use?

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 7, 2015, 12:07 AM
In my last journal entry, I talked about the contemporary artist Richard Prince, who has been causing an uproar among artists after stealing several images off Instagram, creating "art" with them and then selling them for $90,000 a piece.

I had used the example of taking an Associated Press image from a newspaper clipping or online website, wondering if the AP could come after someone (as people are arguing that the Instagram users whose art was stolen cannot take Prince to court with the hopes of winning).

Turns out, AP has taken someone to court for this very thing.

How could I forget Shepard Fairey and the Obama "Hope" poster?

hope in houston by ShannonReiswig

This now totally iconic image sparked a major court battle between Fairey and the Associated Press, which accused him of copyright infringement for using one of its images to create this poster.

While Fairey and AP eventually settled outside of court (to a relatively happy ending, wherein they would share the proceeds from sales of this image and collaborate on future ones... which I do not know if that has come to fruition...), the court proceedings lasted for quite a while and the artist ended up pleading guilty to evidence tampering in the case (he originally claimed to have used a different AP image for the poster, but then recanted later and agreed with AP on the source image, still arguing that his poster design fell under "fair use" under U.S. copyright law) and was sentenced to probation and fined $25,000.

So, what do you think -- fair use or art theft?

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  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Listening to: night noises
  • Reading: "The Spy" by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Watching: Father Brown
  • Playing: at community participation
  • Eating: ice cream bar
  • Drinking: Earl Grey tea


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biodeferentiata Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  New Deviant
Hi there ^_^ This is Katrina from a long time ago...probably easier remembered as you remember me? If not that's OK haha. You changed your name but I found you! Still being awesome, I see. How are you besides that? Bucktooth 
Melonarium Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the faves! :hug: :aww:
EOS-Husky Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much, have a nice day Meow La
SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner May 18, 2015   Writer
So sorry! I only saw your note about that pesto recipe today. Here it is:…

Sometimes I use frozen spinach to save money, in which case it's 2 cups of spinach instead of 4. Enjoy! :)
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