Saturday, December 2, 2023

George Bush the decider or…the copyright infringer?

According to ANIMAL, George Bush’s recent paintings of world leaders, having sparked the media’s curiosity, may be on shaky intellectual property grounds. It seems W based his work on images found through Google searches, with at least one (and almost certainly more) being copyrighted to the Associated Press. Perhaps we should try to pull an Al Capone here–if we can’t get him on more serious charges, we can try to zap the decider on copyright infringement! Greg Allen seems to think they would be fair use. I’m not so sure. Thierry Guetta anyone?


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