Fairey Copyright Case

The readings about the Fairey copyright case could have been avoided if he had given credit to the original source. He should have known that he had to give credit since he hid the true identity of the original source. Both sides came to an agreement on how to move forward and settle the case, but they still believed that their arguments were correct and did not change their stands. In the end, although they did not change their perspective on the case, they were able to agree on Fairey getting the required license from AP to use their photos, a financial agreement and a plan on working with each other in the future. 

I agree with the idea that when you use work created by someone else,  you need to give them credit for it. Even if you alter the images, the original photographer/artist should be credited for the inspiration. 

Whenever I write a paper, I am required to cite the sources in the form of a bibliography. When,  I am creating a creative pieces with photographs, I use free stock imagery sites such as pexels.com, pixabay.com and many others or take the pictures/videos myself. These sites do not require attribution. However, when I am required to give the artist/photographer attribution, I state exactly who took the photo/video giving the person his/her credit. In doing so, it allows readers to get the correct information about the article or projects that I created and the resources I use. I believe that eliminates controversy as to who did what.