Why is Pepe the Frog heading to trial?

Matt Furie sued Infowars over alleged infringement of the famous internet meme, “Pepe the Frog”. Furie created the character back in 2003 and rode the wave of success which carried Pepe to the top of internet meme-age. But when people started using the character as a political symbol, Matt showed us a different kind of fury.

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Alex Jones’s Infowars sued over Pepe the Frog poster sales

Matt Furie, creator of Pepe the Frog, has alleged that a poster created/sold by Alex Jones’s Infowars is an unauthorized use of the character and, therefore, copyright infringement.

Let’s review both the copyright infringement claims as well as jurisdiction, or why Furie thinks he can sue a Texas LLC in California where Furie resides.

Docs below.

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