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
This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.
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…