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Street Art Of Sid Vicious Violates Copyright, Says Judge

May 1, 2013

"The Los Angeles-based street artist Thierry Guetta, better known as Mr Brainwash, has lost a copyright case involving a 1977 photograph of the punk rock musician Sid Vicious shot by the British photographer Dennis Morris. Guetta had claimed that the seven works he created using Morris's black and white photograph ... were sufficiently altered to be protected by the fair use defence." The Art Newspaper 04/30/13

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