AP: George Zimmerman Stole Our Photo For His Painting
The Associated Press has issued a cease-and-desist letter on the sale of George Zimmerman's latest painting, claiming it violates the AP's copyright.By Matt Picht | January 25, 2014
After he was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin last July, George Zimmerman turned to painting in order to pass the time, and make a bit of money. But his latest work might land Zimmerman in more legal trouble — this time, for copyright infringement.
It all started when Zimmerman's brother tweeted this photo of Zimmerman's latest artistic work: a portrait of State Attorney Angela Corey, the prosecutor in Zimmerman's case. (Via Twitter / @rzimmermanjr)
So far, the painting has received mixed reactions. A panel of art critics for Time blasted the piece as "primitive", "paint by number", and "a desperate cry for attention."