Copyright: 2008 Obama PosterLos Angeles Artist Dodges Jail Time I’ve talked about the problem of copyright, and the particular temptation to snitch photographic art for your proposal cover or other illustrations. Don’t Do It! Usually I’m harping on the legal and financial consequences of copyright violations. But pay attention to this story, and note how lucky he is to miss spending the next decade or so behind bars (which has a negative impact on career opportunities: “I see a gap here of 5 to 7, can you tell me what you were up to then?”) Fraud is even more serious than copyright infringement and is a CRIMINAL activity. Seriously. In case you mother didn’t teach you this, Don’t Do This!
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