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."
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…