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Rogue
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Posted on 06-11-12 05:58 PM Link | Quote
FunnyJunk, one of those sites that people post other people's work onto (minus their watermarks, credit, permission, etc), is threatening to sue TheOatmeal for his rant against them.

A year ago, TheOatmeal posted about FunnyJunk publishing his comics on their site, making sure to crop out/erase his website from the bottoms of the images. People link to these posts and FunnyJunk collects on the ad revenue from all the page clicks.

Recently, FunnyJunk hired a lawyer to threaten TheOatmeal for allegedly spreading false accusations and damaging their reputation, demanding $20,000 from him or they would drag him to court.

SOURCE

TheOatmeal then put forth that he has begun raising donations for the $20,000 (he's gone from $16,000 to $27,000 in the last hour), but saying that he will donate half to the National Wildlife Federation and the other half to the American Cancer Society.



Seriously, though, $20,000 for what? Blackmail? Give us this money or else?

I almost want to see this go to court and have the judge laugh at them and demand FunnyJunk LLC pay TheOatmeal.


(Last edited by Rogue on 06-11-12 08:20 PM)
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Posted on 06-11-12 07:39 PM Link | Quote
Wow, that is seriously stupid. I don't even know how they think they can get away with that.
Rogue
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Posted on 06-11-12 08:19 PM Link | Quote
He's about to hit $50,000 in donations.

This is the most awesome fuck you to a company ever.
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Posted on 06-11-12 08:29 PM Link | Quote
I think that it took less than 30 minutes to reach 20k.

Holy shit.
Rogue
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Posted on 06-12-12 01:47 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Ψ
I think that it took less than 30 minutes to reach 20k.

Holy shit.

In just 7 hours he hit $76,000. Astounding.
Rogue
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Posted on 06-12-12 12:43 PM Link | Quote
He broke $100,000 overnight.

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Posted on 06-12-12 08:37 PM Link | Quote
Update: The douchebag attorney's apparently trying to get IndieGoGo to take down the fund, claiming it violates their Terms of Service.

In the meantime, Matt's cracked $125,000 for the NWF and American Cancer Society. I love it, giving to charity with a vengeance!


(Last edited by Rogue on 06-12-12 10:36 PM)
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Posted on 06-12-12 09:54 PM Link | Quote
Always loved TheOatmeal... now I love TheOatmeal even more.
Rogue
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Posted on 06-18-12 04:52 PM Link | Quote
Now the lawyer who was handling FunnyJunk's side of the case has filed a lawsuit against TheOatmeal AS WELL AS IndieGoGo, the National Wildlife Federation AND the American Cancer Society.

Not sure whether this is remarkably tragic or incredibly hilarious.


(Last edited by Rogue on 06-18-12 05:12 PM)
Rogue
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Posted on 06-18-12 05:11 PM Link | Quote
I was going to just amend the latest post, but this needs its own post.

The lawyer wrote his own poem/rap(?) about the situation with TheOatmeal.

Originally posted by Charles Carreon
DON'T MESS WITH MY MOM
by Charles Carreon
(Dedicated to Matthew Inman of the Oatmeal)

I'm the pterodactyl killa'
From the City of Tucson
Ya' mess with me baby,
Come and get it on.
There's never been a fight that I backed away from,
So next time remember,
Don't mess with my Mom.

You make fun of my name,
The noble Carreon,
We came here with Cortez,
And our legacy lives on.
The battles that we fight
Are the ones that must be fought.
When the smoke clears, Matt,
Your army will be gone.
Next time remember,
Don't mess with my Mom.

Your allies are the fools
Who cut and paste all day.
They think they're important,
But their anger is impotent.
They say nasty things,
But they don't get paid.
Their ignorance is deep,
So ya' get 'em on the cheap.

Your humor's scatological,
Your mind is pathological.
Did someone drop you on your head,
When you were in your baby-bed?
Did they take away your rattle,
And teach you how to tattle?

Whatever the reason,
You have committed treason
Against decency and sanity,
You're offensive to humanity.

But never fear --
I'm here to liberate you.
There's no chinks in my armor,
So I don't have to hate you.
I raise up the sword
That vanquishes disorder
I place you without passion
In the matter transporter.

You see, winged reptiles
aren't needed here.
What we need is thoughtful people
Who are decent and sincere.

So get behind me, Satan!
You're just a bit of roadkill,
Like the thief of Sex.Com,
Just another fool,
Who thought he was the bomb.
Next time, Mr. Inman,
Don't talk about my Mom.



(Last edited by Rogue on 06-18-12 05:12 PM)
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Posted on 07-09-12 07:39 PM Link | Quote
The Oatmeal doing funny things with the shitload of money.
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Posted on 07-10-12 11:12 PM Link | Quote
This makes me happy. Very happy.
Rogue
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Posted on 07-11-12 02:23 AM Link | Quote
So apparently the attorney dropped his case, but still declared victory. Idiot.
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Posted on 07-11-12 02:59 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Rogue
So apparently the attorney dropped his case, but still declared victory. Idiot.

I can kind of see the logic behind that - he wasn't beaten in court, after all.

I don't think that's gonna help him though.
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