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'Pepe The Frog' Case Against InfoWars Heads To Trial

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 4:47 PM EDT) -- A copyright lawsuit filed by the creator of Pepe the Frog — a cartoon that's become an online symbol for the controversial "alt-right" movement — is headed for a jury trial in California federal court after a judge refused to rule that the far-right website InfoWars made fair use of the character.

In an order Thursday citing "numerous conflicting factual disputes" about a poster sold by InfoWars featuring the character, the judge refused to grant the website summary judgment in the lawsuit, which Pepe creator Matt Furie filed last year as a part a broader effort to reclaim his "peaceful frog-dude."...

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