'Meme-ification' Isn't A Thing, 'Pepe' Artist Tells InfoWars

Law360 (April 16, 2019, 7:22 PM EDT) -- The creator of Pepe the Frog, which has become an online symbol of the alt-right, blasted InfoWars' attempt to escape his infringement suit Monday, saying the far-right website's argument that the "meme-ification" of the cartoon places it in the public domain "is not a thing."

Matt Furie, who's been fighting to reclaim his "peaceful frog-dude," said in his opposition to a summary judgment bid by InfoWars — the prominent media brand founded by talk radio host Alex Jones — that the company failed to show how the widespread use of his image diminishes his copyright interest.

"To the contrary, an author's...

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