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The Oatmeal takes copyright fight to Funnyjunk.com
Matthew Inman, creator of the webcomic The Oatmeal, has had to threaten legal action against FunnyJunk.com – a user-generated content site that had about every one of Matthew’s comics mirrored on the site with no link backs or in some cases acknowledgement of who the original artist was.
Ars Technica reports on the fight to have his work removed and the personal attacks thrown at him.
His post concluded, “I realize that trying to police copyright infringement on the internet is like strolling into the Vietnamese jungle circa 1964 and politely asking everyone to use squirt guns. I know that if FunnyJunk disappeared, 50 other clones would pop up to take its place overnight, but I felt I had to say something about what they’re doing.”