No More Pepes Out of Pepe By Ian Wilson LL.B
Pepe the frog once was an Alt Right meme, used to troll and upset the Left. Pepe certainly got under the nose of Hillary Clinton during the US election. But, all humorous things come to an end in a world without smiles, as the creator of the meme is now asserting his IP rights. This means that those who have used the meme on say book covers, such as Andrew Fraser in Dissident Dispatches, will have to cease using the artwork. That entails that books with Pepe on the cover will have to be withdrawn, and I think that some have been.
I could see this coming a mile away. Taking some IP and using it for non-Left, anti-system purposes, will always leave open the immediate remedy of IP violation. So, the Alt Right should stop being lazy and do some work getting new memes. How about a big white fluffy rabbit? Or, at the other end of the spectrum, a fat hog, or a mangy rat? The animal kingdom offers enormous diversity for political satire, so the young lads need to get creative, or get sued: