Photo: Jared G
I had no idea about this legal battle until just recently, but it looks like photographer Jay Maisel (who you may recall lives in a 72-room mansion on Bowery) and his legal team managed to wrangle a whopping $32,500 from Andy Baio of Waxy.org back in September for re-appropriating a photo of Miles Davis [taken by Maisel] into an 8-bit graphic for use in an 8-bit chiptune mixtape called Kind of Bloop.
Jay Maisel is a dick. I can’t describe him in any other words after reading about this whole ordeal from Andy who I wholeheartedly respect for his courage and determination throughout this situation. From here on out, I will not support Jay Maisel in any creative endeavors he takes on and I really hope that others follow me in doing so as well.
Andy is a good guy and he’s the last person who deserved this. Read his argument here and show some support.