Shepard Fairey, Doofus

Apparently, Shepard Fairey lied to his own lawyers about which photograph he based his iconic Obama “Hope” poster on. He’s still an amazing artist, and I still believe he has a good fair use case, but man, you do not do that. The Stanford Fair Use Project, which had been representing him, has asked the court to let it withdraw as his lawyers. Good for them for taking the case, and good for them for walking away now.