The internet wars are raging over the copyright of a meme.
Jerry Media, owner of @fuckjerry and its more than 14 million followers, said it is considering taking legal action against content creator Olorunfemi Coker, who alleged in a lawsuit filed on March 19 that the company had copied and pasted a meme he had created to @fuckjerry. Corker had asked for $150,000 in damages before dismissing the suit. The post in question had promoted Jerry Media founder Elliot Tebele's tequila company JAJA.
Two days after filing the lawsuit, Coker and attorney Scott Burroughs dismissed the suit after Jerry Media's investigation revealed Coker was not the original creator of the content, and as such could not lay claim to its copyright.