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5:13 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

How a lawsuit over 'Oatmeal' jokes turned into $211,000 for charity

One of the images showing "mom" and the amount of money raised for charity that was published by The Oatmeal website after the lawsuit by was dropped.
The Oatmeal

In a lawsuit centered on rude internet humor, accusations of copyright violations and a counter claim of defamation, some undeniable good has occurred:  Two national charities will split more than $211,000.

That's the amount Matthew "Oatmeal" Inman raised from fans of his Seattle-based comic website in an in-your-face game of one-upmanship against the lawyer of the collector website FunnyJunk accused of stealing his work.

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