| Infowars was forced to pay $15,000 in a settlement to the creator of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon amphibian who had been co-opted as a meme by right-wing Internet users, after selling a poster that featured the character on its website.
Pepe’s creator, Matt Furie, had brought a copyright lawsuit against Alex Jones’s website after it began selling posters that featured Pepe alongside personalities such as Milo Yiannopoulos, Roger Stone and Diamond and Silk. The victory is another step in Furie’s legal battle to reclaim his character from commercial uses that he finds objectionable.
Matt Furie now has his sights set on New Mexico invalid, Mr J. A. VIGIL, who has been illegally selling and profiting off, Matt's creation for years. Mr Vigil, who writes under the pen name of, Tim Ozman is due to appear in court sometime next month.
Mr. Vigil was not available for a quote at the time of publication.
- WASHINGTON POST