Thursday, October 29, 2015

Dear Huffington Post: Don't mess with The Oatmeal's Matthew Inman.

Matthew Inman is the creator of the popular web comic The Oatmeal, and when the Huffington Post hot linked to his site, he showed them his increased bandwidth bill of $1,160.70. The Washington Post has the details. 

Inman said that this sort of thing “happens all the time” to his work. As it turns out, the Huffington Post story credited aggregation site Bored Panda with tipping them off to the comic — and Inman didn’t give Bored Panda permission to republish his comic, either. 
“Cartooning is odd because if I were to write a lengthy, wordy blog post, most media outlets would ask permission before republishing it,” Inman said, “but if it’s something that’s been drawn, they treat it like a meme image that took a few seconds to create, and it just gets repurposed everywhere.”

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