Obama 'Hope' Artist Gets Probation For Evidence Tampering

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 3:26 PM EDT) -- Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the stylized “Hope” portrait that was an iconic image of President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, was sentenced Friday in New York to probation for destroying evidence that he used a copyrighted Associated Press photo as inspiration.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank Maas ordered Fairey, 42, to serve up to two years probation, perform 300 hours of community service and pay a $25,000 fine. The artist pled guilty in February to criminal contempt of court, a misdemeanor, after prosecutors charged him with...
To view the full article, register now.

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

USA v. Fairey


Case Number

1:12-cr-00180

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

February 23, 2012

Law Firms

Companies

Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.