American Eagle, Street Artist Settle Copyright Suit

By Bill Donahue (December 2, 2014, 1:40 PM EST) -- American Eagle Outfitters has reached a settlement with a famed Miami street artist who claimed the retailer infringed copyrights by using his graffiti in an advertising campaign.

David Anasagasti, better known by his street name "Ahol Sniffs Glue," on Tuesday voluntarily dropped his lawsuit in New York federal court, which claimed American Eagle's unauthorized use of his well-known "droopy eyes" in apparel ads was making him look like a "'sell out' to large corporate interests."

The intellectual property suit was one of several this year lodged over street art — a form once derided as vandalism but increasingly well regarded since...

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