It’s my opinion based on what I experienced, Shepard Fairey became a pawn in an ugly political game in which the Boston Police Department was willing to risk the safety of the citizens it has sworn to protect in order to punish the Mayor for his shady deal. With cops and city government officials like that, who needs criminals? Apparently they do.
— Wooster Collective: Was Shepard Fairey Arrested To Embarrass The Mayor Of Boston? – A First Hand Account
This serves as a reminder : Do Not Fuck With Boston.Â They have an insane police department, and suicide bombers.Â Also: Mooninites.Favorite This!
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“In a pre-emptive strike, the street artist Shepard Fairey filed a lawsuit on Monday against The Associated Press, asking a federal judge to declare that he is protected from copyright infringement claims in his use of a news photograph as the basis for a now ubiquitous campaign poster image of President Obama.”
-New York Times,By RANDY KENNEDY
Published: February 9, 2009
Apparently Fairey is claiming that under fair use laws he is exempt from copyright laws, at the end of the article the original photographer, claims that under the contract with AP he actually owns the photo and not AP and that he is “so proud of the photograph and that Fairey did what he did artistically with it, and the effect itâ€™s had.”
Well the Boston Police Department has to be gnarly to deal with all the drunk Irish. I am dieing to go there.