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Website uses The Oatmeal comics without permission, demands $20K

What does this image have to do with creators' rights? Read on!

The old definition of chutzpah is a man who murders his parents and throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan.

The new definition is what the website FunnyJunk has done: It allowed hundreds of The Oatmeal comics to be posted without permission, and then when creator Matthew Inman complained, the site demanded he pay them $20,000 or be sued in federal court for defamation.

Yeah, you read that right.

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