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Pepe the Frog Meets the Copyright Cops: New at Reason

Know Your MemeKnow Your MemeMatt Furie owns the copyright to the original Pepe the Frog comic strips that he drew in 2005. But does that mean he also has the right to tell Pepe's far-right fans that they can't create their own versions of the character, or are they protected by the fair use doctrine? Declan McCullagh makes the case for the appropriators' freedom of speech.


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