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James Yang Shepard Fairey, who created the poster “Hope” for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has come out and  admitted that he lied about which photograph the poster was actually based off.  Above that, he admitted that  he attempted to cover up the evidence to substantiate his lie.  He was previously battling the Associated Press  in court about whose copyright the photo belonged to.  Mr. Fairey stated that he used the photograph of  Obama taken during a Darfur convention in 2006, and attempted to destroy any evidence and created false 
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Unformatted text preview: documents to conceal the real source of his picture, after he realized that the agency was actually right about the copyright. The AP stated that it will continue to pursue its law suit because of all of the products that stemmed from the poster, and Mr. Fairey said that he regrets his decision and will now try to make things right....
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