posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 04:27 PM
Can's post the punchline in the "story snippet" section, but it's worth waiting for...
OK - so this websiet has plagiarised the cartoonists work, and hten threatened him with a lawsuit for complaining about it.
cartoonists are creative folk tho'....so what would you expect as a reply??
"I don't want to get tied up in courtroom nonsense. I don't want to pay more money to my lawyer," Inman declared in that blog post. He outlined
why he believed that it was silly that FunnyJunk is demanding money "for hosting [his] unlicensed comics […] for the past three years."
"I've got a better idea," he wrote. "I'm going to try and raise $20,000 in donations. I'm going to take a photo of the raised money. I'm going to mail
you that photo, along with this drawing of your mom seducing a Kodiak bear. I'm going to take the money and donate one half to the National Wildlife
Federation and the other half to the American Cancer Society."
Inman dubbed his response "Operation BearLove Good Cancer Bad" and gave it a 15-day deadline. He announced it on Monday, at about 1 p.m. PT. About one
hour later, he'd met the $20,000 fundraising goal. About 24 hours later, he'd raised over $117,000 with donations coming from over 8,000 people.
Did I mention that cartoonists are probably creative people??
And the result??
When I reached out to FunnyJunk's lawyer, Charles Carreon, to discuss the situation, he explained that he'd removed his contact information from
his website due to the large number of people who'd contacted him after Inman's blog post went online.
"I really did not expect that he would marshal an army of people who would besiege my website and send me a string of obscene emails," he says.
"I'm completely unfamiliar really with this style of responding to a legal threat — I've never really seen it before," Carreon explains. "I don't
like seeing anyone referring to my mother as a sexual deviant," he added, referencing the drawing Inman posted.
OK - so that's probably quite a lot of the article there...but at least I did attribute it!
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