Bushwick street artists threaten legal action against McDonald’s for using their work.

Bushwick street artists threaten legal action against McDonald’s for using their work.

A number of Brooklyn-based street artists are pursuing legal action against McDonald’s for copyright infringement and false endorsement after the fast-food giant released an advertisement that features their works. The four-minute video, titled “McDonald’s Presents the Vibe of Bushwick NY,” was created to promote a new burger, the “New York Bagel Supreme,” in the Netherlands, and it features Bushwick Collective founder Joe Ficalora giving a tour of legally created street art around the neighborhood. Many of the artists who produced those works, however, never gave either Ficalora or McDonald’s permission to include them in the ad campaign

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