The Oatmeal’s Viral Lawsuit Fundraiser Surpasses $120,000

The battle of copyright infringement between FunnyJunk and the Oatmeal has turned a potential lawsuit into a philanthropic campaign that’s raised more than $120,000 in less than 24 hours.

The fundraiser sparked from a public dispute that started almost a year ago. Matthew Inman, Oatmeal comic artist, publicly complained on his blog about FunnyJunk and other image hosting sites that allow uncredited ad-serving images of his work.

“It’s kind of a new business model where you just collect images from the Internet, submitted to a blog by users or you, then make a living from the ad revenue,” Inman said. “None of the work on there belongs to them.”

FunnyJunk responded by sending Inman a… Continue reading…

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