After a weeks of being an Internet laughing stock, Charles Carreon, the lawyer who filed suit against The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman, the crowdfunding site IndieGoGo, the American Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Federation decided that maybe he doesn't want to go through with that pesky lawsuit after all. Now that Carreon has withdrawn his lawsuit, however, he still has the broken pieces of his reputation to sweep up.Carreon filed a l
Some people just don't learn. After incurring the wrath of certain sectors of the Internet for threatening to sue Matthew Inman, creator of the webcomic The Oatmeal, Charles Carreon, lawyer for the image hosting site FunnyJunk, filed suit against Inman on Friday. But he didn't stop there. Since Inman decided to use his dispute with FunnyJunk to
When kindergarten teachers instruct their pupils on the virtues of sharing, they'll need to add a few extra points to their lessons for sharing online. Did you properly attribute the item you shared? Did you provide a link back to the original owner of that shiny new comic? Oh, and you probably shouldn't go suing cartoonists for accusing you of being a bad sharer -- especially when you were being a bad sharer.