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InfoWars Agrees to Pay Pepe the Frog Creator $15,000 in Copyright Settlement

•, by Matthew Gault

Pepe the Frog will no longer face Alex Jones in court.

Jones and his lawyers have settled with Pepe creator Matt Furie. Furie sued Jones for copyright infringement because InfoWars used an image of Pepe in a poster it sold during the 2016 election. The two were set to go to trial next month, but reached a settlement Monday. InfoWars agreed to pay Furie $15,000.

The poster depicted a group prominent election personalities—including Roger Stone and Donald Trump. Pepe hovered over Jones himself and to the right of YouTuber Paul Joseph Watson.

"InfoWars had said it planned to 'free Pepe once and for all,' but it backed down rather than face trial and lose," Louis Tompros, one of Furie's lawyers, said. "If anyone thinks they can make money selling unauthorized Pepe merchandise, they're wrong.