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May 28, 2019

Pepe The Frog/Infowars Case Given Court Dates, Summarized

imageI thought this a pretty clearheaded, quick stride through the Pepe The Frog story to date, including new information -- to me -- that the latest legal action about Matt Furie's creation is set for LA on July 16.

I never know how these things are going to turn out and I've become loathe over the years to demand an outcome according to what my best wishes for something might be. I will not change my desired outcome if the actual outcome goes differently. It does seem an important case in terms of a creator's relationship to something created, if the notion of satire requires more than the assertion of same -- and to the act of meme generation, which frequently has a cartoon component.
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