Ethics in Graphic Design 2

2A) In the public sense I have not taken anyone’s work without permission or accreditation to the original owner. I will try my best to keep things that way because I understand the ramifications if I do not adhere to the guidelines set forth. When it comes to personal practice work that you’re experimenting with; those should stay out of any form of public format unless the proper citing and authorizations have been given. In previous student works I’ve made sure to include links to the original source and give credit where credit is due.

2B) After reading the article in regards to the Fairey Copyright Case I have to agree with the decision that was made. Credit where credit is due should be a fundamental staple when it comes to anyone’s work. The entire bit where evidence was fabricated after digging themselves in too deep is considered perjury and consequences need to be upheld for actions such as these. Had the artist just admitted fault on their part from the beginning a smaller penalty would have been the judgement but ultimately that is not the outcome for this case. Now had the picture been used as a reference and something completely different came from it is a different story all together but if the work directly is impacted by the source material than give credit to the source is the takeaway here.


Ellison, Kaitlyn. “5 Famous Copyright Infringement Cases (What You Can Learn).” 99designs, 99designs, 22 Apr. 2022,

Kennedy, Randy. “Shepard Fairey Is Fined and Sentenced to Probation in ‘Hope’ Poster Case.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 7 Sept. 2012,

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