A loyal C&C reader passes along this fascinating anecdote from a book about negotiating strategies. The unlikely topic is copyrights and campaigns, and the story is meant to illustrate a point about "creating and claiming value." It could also be taken as a lesson in what Shepard Fairey might have done to avoid legal trouble (if that was ever his goal):
Reprinted from Negotiating and Influencing Skills, by Brad McRae, which in turn credits Environmental Dispute Resolution by Lawrence S. Bacow and Michael Wheeler. I have no idea if this incident actually took place, but it surely falls into the category of "too good to check."