Shepard Fairey, the street artist who created the iconic Barack Obama “Hope” poster, pleaded guilty today to a federal contempt charge stemming from civil litigation brought over the image’s creation. Fairey admitted destroying electronic records and creating phony documents in a bid to thwart a copyright lawsuit brought by the Associated Press, which contended that Fairey had based the “Hope” image on a photo of Obama snapped by an AP lensman....
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