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    Entries in fair use (1)


    Woman, interpreted

    As the messy Shepard Fairey vs. AP lawsuit continues, the question of fair use in this case will be decided in court. The wider implications for creatives based on the outcome of this case is yet to unfold.

    I have used work from other artists as inspiration as in the example above. The U.S. Copyright Office has guidelines for fair use and should be recommended reading for all creatives. It's best we all educate ourselves to work from a position of knowledge.

    Above: detail of a vector graphic composed in Illustrator

    Lower: painting on silk (detail) by Eizan Kikukawa (1787-1867), published in "Ryokan A Japanese Tradition" by Gabriele Fahr-Becker