Court has decided: Ztohoven art group did not commit a crime
2012-01-3, 5:05:00 • English
Court rules in favour of guerilla artists
(Prague Daily Monitor / Czech News Agency, December 23rd, 2011)
Members of Ztohoven, a Czech group of artists, did not commit a crime by putting their ID cards with altered photo portraits on display last year, a Prague district court has decided, its acting deputy chairwoman Andrea Peslova has told CTK.
The court has passed the case to the Prague 1 town hall to assess whether the twelve artists committed a misdemeanour, Peslova said.
Ztohoven faced up to two years in prison and a ban if found guilty of harming other people's rights by using the morphing method to create their ID portraits as a combination of two and putting the altered IDs on display in a Prague gallery within its Obcan K. (Citizen K. – a reference to writer Franz Kafka) project.
In the project, Ztohoven wanted to show how easy it is to misuse the information on people's private data.