Pepe’s Creator DMCAs Alt-Right Sites

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“Pepe the Frog” creator Matt Furie has finally been sufficiently triggered by the online Trumpenreich to attempt to end it all by DMCAing the online right into oblivion, his previous attempts to end his unwanted success by penning anti-Trump strips and then killing off Pepe having both been such dismal failures that they only further emboldened online frog cultists everywhere.

Various “alt-right” personalities as well as both Amazon and Reddit were dealt Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown requests, telling them that use of Pepe is copyright infringement.

The DMCA being couched in American law and still subject to Constitutional guarantees of free speech means that any of his numberless anonymous foes can likely claim fair use of the character by way of parody and satire, meaning only the most spineless or dense of his targets are likely to succumb – winnowing out the population of shitlord meme-meisters until only the most aggressively defiant are left.

Instead, many are now wondering where the artist got the idea that legal threats would work on the wider Internet – and who would be bankrolling him if any of these cases were taken to court.

Many naturally started sketching up Nazi-themed/controversial Pepe images in response to Furie’s actions, additionally labeling some with his name and a copyright symbol so as to ensure his clear and unchallenged ownership of the character was not in any dispute:

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Considering some alt-right individuals have used Pepe for the cover of a book and as a character in a smartphone game, Furie could potentially have power in taking such items down (and has caused some to be removed already) – even so, some of those who have received legal threats from Furie have stated that they intend to fight back.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    02:05 22/09/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    so where was this guy five years ago? now he's suddenly offended by the use of Pepe? he should've known this would happen when it came to troll sites.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:30 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    From what I've heard, it's mainly because the person/people he DMCA'd were profiting from Pepe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:10 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's marketing. He's probably a professional shitposter and ethnic kekistani himself. He knows about the streisand effect and uses it to his (and everybody else's) advantage.

    Anyone can DMCA. There are no legal repercussions for falsely filing DMCA claims as far as I know. But there are cultural ones. People will post more pepes out of spite. On the other hand, i think it's impossible to post even more pepes. Frogs are everywhere.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:51 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So long as he makes good on his promise to give the winnings to the SPLC, it doesn't matter if he's a shitposter. It's a fucking epic troll.

    Funny thing about leftist trolls is they tend to know they get caught not doing the charities they promise, so they do the charities. Unlike, say, Milo that just fucks a kid and runs off with the cash talking about how beautiful boys on his cock were.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:44 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gimme a link to that, and hopefully that link has a proper work cited source, else it's just BS.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:48 24/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    And source never came lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:46 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    All the sites flashing their dank mspaint pepes don't get the reason they don't have a C&D in their inbox? They're nobody and everyone knows they're not worth the time to sue.

    You gotta understand, copyright law don't have no time limit nor does it have a obligation to enforce. It's not like patent or trademark.

    You're encouraged to wait until there are actionable claims and then fire on them. He's going to take money from these folks by raking in tons of minimum violation claims. These sites harvest money from poor racist conservatives, so ultimately he gets their money and gives it to the SPLC and it's going to be the most amazing troll.

    No one can fucking deny this is some next level griefing.

    Disney has helped the world make absurdly punitive copyright laws and now they're gonna come down like a load of bricks on the alt-right figureheads. It's really fucking good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:49 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's going to make crap, once he posted them onto public sites it became public domain, ive had my work taken the same way, the laws are clear on this, its also how FB gets away with it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:47 24/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you ever posted it on facebook/Twitter i have given up on any right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:04 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I really doubt he has any chance considering his previous claims about public use of pepe + trying to officially kill it.
    Only cuck sites like reddit would bend over to dmcas.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:32 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Posting your artistic work to a public website does NOT automatically surrender your rights. Depends on:

    1) The terms of use of the website; and

    2) Whether someone actually has to agree to terms of use by clicking to acknowledge them. In other words, do they have sufficient notice of the terms of use that they become binding contract.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:06 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    what the fuck does this have to do with japanese culture
    anime, manga or weirdness? any pepe manga around? no then fuck off with this shit

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:01 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    *applause*

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:05 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    @11:06
    anime board 2chan (from Japan) was the inspiration for 4chan. 4chan spawned the first set of Pepe based memes.
    there are strong anime, manga and weirdness roots in 4chan and 2chan communities. in a way, they are like a cousin to this community.

    there's your connection, watson-chan.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:05 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It has a lot considering this shit grew this big thanks to animefags.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:19 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man this is awesome, I hope this guy wins.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:32 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The work of that one kid who had to wear a helmet when he went outside.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I DEMAND MORE PEE PEE MAY-MAYS

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Looks like the infamous far left brigade is here. 50 centers are more funny though than them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:15 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can't wait for the west to be Islam. The real fun will start from there jajaja

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:36 24/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like throwing sjws from building?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:20 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Public service would be this guy offing himself what the fuck "meme creator" what bullshit

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:30 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Feel free to mock Allah but our day will come jajajaja I can't wait actually.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:31 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fucking westerners.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:21 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heil, mein Furrie!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:17 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    About time, this shit meme needs to die

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    Comment by Anonymous
    15:18 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck this stupid site trying to cash in on anti-sjw bullshit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Time to listen to white boy Daft Punk One More Time. Fight them white supremacists and stay ALLIED my brethren.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:35 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The pepes people post nowadays are so far removed from the original it's basically a parody at this point, which fair use completely covers.

    Even if it didn't, though, it'd be virtually impossible to enforce this and the guy is a tech illiterate moron for even trying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:05 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are not parodying Pepe, that would be fair use.

    They are USING Pepe to parody something or someone else. That is NOT fair use.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:12 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You don't seem to understand fair use.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:59 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    he doesnt need to enforce it universally. he just needs to enforce it with people who can pay. He gets money, and his political opponents lose it.

    Duh. This is about defunding profitable alt-righters. And it's probably going to work very well, because almost no effort is being made to sufficiently distance the work, the parody argument is going to be difficult to hold to, and even if it doesn't it's going to take up money on legal funds.

    the left has so much more money than the right in the west that this is the kind of attrition game the left loves to throw to kickstarter and just watch the economic disparity crush it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The left-wing riot brigades are now less likely to come to his home in the middle of the night and kill him. Sounds like a 'win' to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:43 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Put this way, it appears that Pepefather might have just saved himself by doing something ultimately, structurally ineffective. So perhaps even a 'win-win'?

    Not like the rare dank pepe wank hadn't been beating a distant memory of a dead horse's grease stain for years already. Trump influence, if you can believe it, made pepes better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Grow the fuck up you edgelord troglodytes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:39 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    (((Triggered)))

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:47 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only thing triggered will be the folks being sued when they hear it's gonna be sent to the SPLC and ACLU and the End Whiteness Forever Via Feeding Ugly White Boys More Corn So They're Unfuckable And Mad fund.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:41 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn, I haven't heard/seen the word 'troglodytes' in years. I can't even remember what that was from. I'm stuck between Ben 10 and Lilo & Stitch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:26 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Origin and Etymology of troglodyte
    Latin troglodytae, plural, from Greek trōglodytai, from trōglē hole, cave (akin to Greek trōgein to gnaw, Armenian aracem I lead to pasture, graze) + dyein to enter - First known use 1555

    1555. As in the year 1555.

    It seems to be a trifle before 'Lilo & Stitch'.

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    Comment by Ifr22k
    04:21 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If he made and copyrighted the character, he has every right to ask people to get licensing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:19 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This guy does not know how the internet works. If you tell the internet to stop they will do the opposite. lol

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    Comment by Deadbeat Saint
    00:18 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is going to help retard the rampant Pepe-inflation we've been experiencing over the past 20 months. At one point even the legendary-level rarity of Pepes started to become commonplace which was terrible for Pepe-collectors and meme-farmers in general.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:22 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    INb4Triggered.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:11 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tell us how you really feel, Rift.

    lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:10 23/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    good one ;)
    fuck rift

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:16 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    That makes me and my friends Asian Nazis then LMAO More reason to piss off the far left control freaks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    the control freaks are the centrists. Liberals

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:03 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The control freaks are the conservatives on the right that claim to not want the government meddling with their lives but want it meddling on everyone else's.

    Thankfully not every conservative/liberal/centrist is like that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:52 22/09/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, you fucktard. You got it completely backwards. The conservative want less restrictions, especially for businesses, cause that means more money for them.

    It's the progressives that want rules and regulations, especially if it's to "help the people by taxing the crooks". Said crooks are actually the honest few that bend knee to the laws while the criminals (who might I add say 'Fuck You' to laws to begin with) will laugh and ridicule those who do obey while they get a free pass.

    ...now, try explaining again how you got your history lessons so backwards?






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