It seems Shepard Fairey”s work, which included the word “Protect”, has infringed upon a copyrighted work that he did not create. Fairey is claiming that his Hope poster of Barack Obama, which was originally copied from a photo of the president in which Obama was seated next to George Clooney, is his work and believes that he has the rights to it. Fairey states that his use of the photo was legal and is consistent within the parameters of fair use. Fairey ‘s lawyers have made it known that they are no longer representing him. On February 24, 2012 Fairey pleaded guilty for contempt of court for destroying evidence in the case against him. It is evident that Fairey infringed on someone else’s work. My feeling on this is that he should have obtained permission before he used someone else’s work. I think what he did was in good taste, but he should have gone through the decency of obtaining the right to use it.