Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Art Theft case study update -- Pepe the Frog

What happens when your image gets hijacked for political purposes?

That's the saga of indie artist Matt Furie, creator of "Pepe the Frog"
(photo below from the The Times of Israel)

The May 2019 update is that his case is going to trial.
Cases like this are always worth watching. Hopefully the outcomes lead to stronger rights for indie artists.

Here are links for more background on this art theft case study:

This 2016 story from BoingBoing includes a link to an interview with Furie.

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