• http://www.litigationandtrial.com/ Max Kennerly

    FunnyJunk looks wrong on the facts, but the legal theory underlying his lawyer could have merit in some circumstances. It might arguably be defamatory for a content creator to accuse a user-generated content site of intentional infringement — which means a lot of other content creators who complain about UGC sites might want to be a little more careful with their language if they don’t have the same resources and platform as The Oatmeal to fight these threats.

    (FWIW, I’m not saying this is a good thing. I’m saying: as a content creator be careful in what assertions you make about sites infringing your content, you could expose yourself to a lawsuit.)More explained here: http://www.litigationandtrial.com/2012/06/articles/attorney/funnyjunk-v-the-oatmeal/

  • http://twitter.com/ptmhanley Peter Hanley

    Awesome write up Max. Nice getting a different perspective on these sorts of things! Seems like Carreon is a bit passed his sell-by tbh.