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SlashDot Jumps on Penny Arcade Parody Controversy

Over at SlashDot, folks are talking about a very recent Penny Arcade parody and the fact that American Greetings took issue with it:

Penny Arcade's American Mcgee/Strawberry Shortcake spoof posted last Monday was pulled because someone at American Greetings got wind of it and set their lawyers on them. PA's forums are abuzz with activity. I'm pro-funny, myself.

Re: SlashDot Jumps on Penny Arcade Parody Controversy

American Greetings is Ass.

Re: SlashDot Jumps on Penny Arcade Parody Controversy

Although I dislike PA to a high degree, this is an interesting issue nonetheless.
Using copyrighted characters in comics has gotten some people in trouble before especially when the artists believed that the characters were in public domain. Even the folks at a site called Something Awful got in trouble for doing photoshop mockeries of Jim Henson's Muppets.

Re: SlashDot Jumps on Penny Arcade Parody Controversy

They were stupid enough to actually PUT Strawberry Shortcake on it as the title. :P