Judge Refuses to Toss Suit Over Pepe the Frog Poster Sales

"This is a case about making sure nobody (else) is making money off Pepe the Frog."

  • Published 17 May 2019
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A federal judge will let a jury decide whether conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ Infowars website had a legal right to sell a poster featuring the image of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character that became hijacked by far-right extremists. U.S. District Judge Michael Fitzgerald refused Thursday to throw out a copyright infringement lawsuit that Pepe’s creator, California-based artist Matt Furie, filed against Infowars over its poster sales. Lawyers for Furie and Infowars both said they…

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