Artist Shepard Fairey won’t likely be chanting President Obama’s slogan for “hope and change,” after he was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and fined $25,000 for his use of Obama’s image in posters and T-shirts. The 42-year-old artist had committed criminal contempt of court in connection with a lawsuit he filed against the Associated Press three years ago.
In early 2008, to support the candidacy of then-Sen. Obama, Fairey created works of art that included stylized versions of Obama with the words “Hope” and “Progress” below the image. That image had been copyrighted by the Associated Press, and in 2009, the artist sued the AP, seeking a declaration that his works did not infringe on the news agency’s copyrights.
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