Download, color – upload, share

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Color Our Collections is a week-long event on social media. From 1-5 february 2016, libraries and archives from around the world are sharing images from their collections and encouraging the public to color, add their personal stamp and share with the world. Find all the resources here.

This just in: Fairey lied – it was un-fair use

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

TweetMore headlines for Shepard Fairey, and finally an apology. As many of you know, I’ve been following the “fair use” debate between Shepard Fairey and the Associated Press (AP). It seems we have a stunning turn of events. Read Fairey’s mea culpa. Falsifying information is definitely a deal breaker when trying to uphold and expand […]

All is fair in love and literary circles

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The fair use debate continues: J.D. Salinger is seeking to block a book release by UK author Fredrik Colting citing copyright infringement. Colting responded by citing protection under fair use laws.

Steven Heller considers the Shepard Fairey conundrum

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Everyone is probably sick of Shepard Fairey by now.

Curious about current “fair use” debates

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

TweetOn 7 february, the curious g published the entry, Shepard Fairey, how have you created?, in response to the usage debate over the Obama image in Fairey’s poster. The topics of “fair use” laws and content excerpting are front and center these days, particularly since Web advertising is way down. Sites such as The New […]

Shepard Fairey, how have you created?

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

TweetNot meaning to beat a dead horse, it seems that the “iconic” Obama poster is center stage again. This time though, it has nothing to do with the Obama camp. The feud is between the Associated Press (AP) and Shepard Fairey, the artist, who “transformed” the photo into the Obama brand. It focuses on the […]