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Evidence ordered released in 'HOPE' artist case

Evidence ordered released in 'HOPE' artist case

A judge says lawyers for artist Shepard Fairey must disclose the identities of anyone who deleted or destroyed records related to a copyright dispute over the Barack Obama "HOPE" image.
Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled Monday in favor of The Associated Press in most of its requests for evidence, including when Fairey's lawyers first knew the AP claimed to hold the copyright to a photograph the image was based on.
Fairey sued the AP last year. The AP countersued. This year, it was disclosed that Fairey is under criminal investigation after Fairey said he erred about which AP photo he used as a basis for "HOPE."
He said he had submitted false images and deleted other images to conceal his mistake.
Attorneys for Fairey didn't immediately comment Monday.


Updated : 2021-07-24 21:13 GMT+08:00