Michael Davis Jr.
As far as the ethics of this project, it was completely the kid’s ideas. I did not take from any previous artist’s ideas. Just variations of stories that already exist which is the case with any idea. And in addition, once the students put forth their ideas, I brought it to my site coordinator and he gave the go ahead on the work. As I see it is important that ideas are presented first and given the okay by The AIGA.
I agree with the outcome of the case because any sort of copyright infringement should be dealt with and anyone who participated in it as Mr. Fairey did should be found guilty. Mr. Fairey took pictures of Obama for his Hope poster in 2008 for Obama when he became president. He made it seem as if it were his own and gave no credit to the actual creator and photographers.