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The $6.7M 5Pointz Lawsuit

We talk about the landmark court decision that represents a decisive victory for street artists on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'

by VICE Staff
Feb 20 2018, 9:02pm

On The VICE Guide to Right Now, VICE's daily podcast, we delve into the biggest news of the day and give you a rundown of the stories we're reading, working on, and fascinated with.

Today we talk about Jakarta, the world's fastest sinking city, the Chinese troops deployed to plant trees to combat smog, and multi-national effort to create a Mars simulation in Oman's desert. Then we chat with VICE's Kara Weisenstein about 5Pointz, a sprawling collection of street art created on the sides of warehouses in Queens. In 2013, the property's owner destroyed the graffiti to create luxury condos. Now, a judge has ruled that the landlord has to pay the 21 artists $6.7 million in damages.

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