Hot Topic And Comic Artist Settle Plagiarism Dispute

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. [More]

Hot Topic Steals Adorable Designs From Webcomic

Hot Topic Steals Adorable Designs From Webcomic

Update: Meghan and Hot Topic have settled this situation. Fans of the adorable webcomic Kawaii Not were surprised to discover buttons made from comic panels for sale at Hot Topic. The problem? The artist sort of didn’t license the designs to Hot Topic, and they are copyrighted. Artist Meghan Murphy does sell her own buttons…and these aren’t those. [More]