Fair Reason Contest

Who is the bigger intellectual property asshole?

Intellectual Property
Asshole Competition
Who is the bigger
intellectual property asshole?

Is it the artist who has amassed a small fortune based on “appropriation” yet still sends cease and desist letters to other artists for appropriating his work?

Or is it the largest (and only) US based nationally-oriented news service which fails to recognize “fair use” even when it literally stares them in the face?

Evan Roth created hand painted canvases of Shepard Fairy’s Obama Hope poster, and Mannie Garcia’s Associated Press photograph.

Who will send the first cease and desist letter?

Be a part of social and legal history! Evan’s works are for sale on his website here and here.

For those unfamiliar with the Shepard Fairy / Associated Press intellectual property battle over the Obama Hope poster, here is a good place to start. Techdirt ran a post as well; always good for comments.)