Hot Topic And Comic Artist Settle Plagiarism Dispute

The controversy involving mallternative retailer Hot Topic stealing text and images from web comic Kawaii Not is settled. This wasn’t a case of outright theft, but of miscommunication between companies.

The cartoonist posted on her site:

About Hot Topic: All Kawaii Not merchandise there is OFFICIAL – and is good news for me and Kawaii Not. Turns out there was a miscommunication issue between me and my licensing company, but that has all been settled. So the bottom line? If you buy Kawaii Not at Hot Topic, you support me and the craziness! Hooray!

Hooray, indeed!