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Artist sues Target for copyright breach

Melbourne artist and VCA lecturer Jon Campbell has sued retail company Target for ‘ripping off’ one of his works in their ‘Affordable Art’ home wares product line. Work from his ‘YEAH’ series of works has sold for up to $50,000 compared to the Target wall hanging which retails at $14.  Accepting a settlement which included withdrawal of the article from Target’s online retail collection,  Mr Campbell said “I was shocked when I saw the similarity and decided to take action. It’s important for artists to stand up for their rights and hopefully my actions will encourage other artists to do the same”.

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