Any fans of The Oatmeal around here? The Oatmeal Raises $100K for Charity in Response to FunnyJunk Lawsuit - Forbes
A while back, Inman wrote a comic about how “image collecting” website FunnyJunk.com takes his comics, reposts them on their site without his permission, and makes money from the ads they run. He didn’t make too much fuss about it by taking legal action, as publically shaming the site was deemed good enough. Since then, FJ has continued to host his comics by the dozens. |
That’s why Inman was baffled when he received a letter from Charles Cameron, a lawyer known for litigating the Sex.com case. On behalf of FunnyJunk, he was demanding that Inman remove the “slanderous” blog post from the internet, as well as pay $20,000 in damages to FunnyJunk for smearing their brand.
It would take really large brass-ones to steal a guy's content then sue him over it. The Oatmeal's reply was hilarious and raised close to $100K in one day from supporters: FunnyJunk is threatening to file a federal lawsuit against me unless I pay $20,000 in damages - The Oatmeal