We should credit him? We live in a world where criminals are proud of their crimes. Not only are they proud, they publicly brag about their crimes and expect to be praised and rewarded for them -- not only by private citizens but by those in government and industry as well.
Commit a crime, put it on your blog, then sit back and soak up the plaudits and take your bows for weeks afterward, thanking each of your fans personally for his support.
It's a sick world.
>>To his credit, the artist came forward<<<
Had to—he had already tweeted his crime.
Like Adam Smith posting his asinine video on Youtube.