The Swedish retailer H&M is facing major backlash over filing a lawsuit against Brooklyn graffiti Jason Williams, also known as Revo. Mr. Williams recently created a piece a street art that was then used in the background of a recent commercial filmed by H&M. Issues rose when Revo stated he did not consent to having his work shown displayed because H&M never asked. Upon this a cease-and-desist letter was sent to H&M by Revo, which they responded with a lawsuit stating “This does not constitute copyright infringement and that any claim by defendant therefore is barred under the defenses of illegality and/or unclean hands.”
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