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The Oatmeal vs. FunnyJunk Round II: Generating Ad Revenue from Stolen Content

Image from: The Oatmeal Last year, we wrote about two humor sites: The Oatmeal and FunnyJunk. At the time, Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal posted a comic explaining that FunnyJunk had been hosting many stolen comics from across the web, and profiting off of them through advertising revenue. We noticed that as of last year, content creators like The Oatmeal, were receiving significantly fewer unique visitors than content-aggregating sites like FunnyJunk. Fast