Eric Kimball brings us another News Roundup, where is looks at another lawsuit brought against Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal, by Oatmeal Studios.

Webcomic Beacon Newscast: Comic News & Discussion for June 24, 2012 (listen here)

Tarol Hunt and Danielle Stevens (Goblins) join in on this week’s webcomic and comic news discussion! This last week’s comics news is brought to you by Jason Strawsburg, Eric Kimball, and Marie Tary! Tarol also calls out and confronts Thom on his opinions on Tarol pulling Goblins from the Top Webcomics List site.

The Webcomic Beacon Newscast’s producer would like to remind our listeners that all show participants speak for themselves, only.

Webcomic Beacon Newscast Special Report: Additional Perspective on Carreon vs The Oatmeal (listen here)

Eric Kimball was fascinated by the turbulence between Charles Carreon, The Oatmeal, and the internet (as discussed in the Webcomic Beacon Newscast for June 24, 2012); so he went out and did a few interviews with lawyers and people who have had experience with such lawsuits.

On this special report: Attorney John Dozier (Dozier Internet Law, P.C.), Attorney Kennith White (Popehat), and Entrepreneur Jeremy Bernal (SexyfurNSFW).

Kennith White also gave us some additional information:

  1. The Citizen Media Law Project has an excellent legal guide.
  2. The Public Participation Project has a great guide that outlines anti-SLAPP laws in different states.
  3. No discussion about the legal protections given to satire is complete without a reference to Hustler v. Falwell.
  4. This is my explanation of what anti-SLAPP statutes are and how they matter in getting rid of a frivolous case quickly.