Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pepe the Frog creator Matt Furie has made good on his threat to "aggressively enforce his intellectual property." The artist's lawyers have taken legal action against the alt-right. They have served cease and desist orders to several alt-right personalities and websites including Richard Spencer, Mike Cernovich, and the r/the_Donald subreddit. In addition, they have issued Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown requests to Reddit and Amazon, notifying them that use of Pepe by the alt-right on their platforms is copyright infringement. The message is to the alt-right is clear -- stop using Pepe the Frog or prepare for legal consequences. Furie originally created Pepe as a non-political character for his Boy's Club comic, but Pepe later became an internet meme and during the 2016 US presidential election the alt-right movement appropriated the frog in various grotesque and hateful memes.

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DMCA is BS

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-09-20 01:22 AM | Reply

Intellectual property--just like me!
--Sarah "I went to colleges" Palin

Lawsuits don't work on us--we're Sovereign Citizens, immune to US Courts!
--Alt-Right mouth breathers, interviewed in their mothers' basements

#2 | Posted by catdog at 2017-09-20 08:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

It could be seen as slander to Pepe but I don't know what the precedents are for disparagement of a cartoon entity.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-09-20 11:57 AM | Reply

Bert is evil.

#4 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-09-20 02:13 PM | Reply

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