Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Oatmeal versus Funnyjunk

If you haven't seen The Oatmeal today, please do yourself a favor and read today's post. A ridiculous Internet lawyer sent a threatening letter to Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman, who responded with brilliant mockery. Inman has previously written about a so-called humor website that has repeatedly posted his work to drive up ad revenue, and that website hired lawyer Charles Carreon to silence him.

I was wondering if Inman should make more preparations to be dragged into court, but blogger Ken from Popehat, a successful lawyer, cheered him on. Perhaps this is all Inman needs to do in response.

When people misuse the court system to try to thwart free speech, public mockery is needed.

Update: Lawyer Charles Carreon is complaining that the pushback from his legal bullying is too much for him to handle. Inman has already raised more than $140,000 for in response to this issue, money he intends to dangle before Carreon and then donate to charities.

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