Image source: ICU/Facebook
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The popular Malayalam Facebook page, "International Chalu Union", that posts trolls using popular film dialogues seems to have got into trouble over copyright issues after Canadian cartoonist Brad Gosse’s cartoon of Jesus was used by the page in one of their memes, thus allegedly violating copyright norms. The page that had over a lakh followers on the social networking site was removed on Thursday morning, only to see another page created with the same name, that ended up getting over 7,000 likes since morning. However, contrary to the alleged copyright infringement issue being the cause for Facebook taking down the page, a post in the new page states technical glitch as the reason for the unavailability of the page at the moment. The post also states that the new page will function as the official page until the original one is good to function again. The post reads:    ഇത് ഐസിയുവിന്‍റെ തന്നെ ഒഫീഷ്യല്‍ പേജാണ്‌ . ഒറിജിനല്‍ പേജ് ചില സാങ്കേതിക പ്രശ്നങ്ങള്‍ കാരണം ലഭ്യമല്ല . ചിലര്‍ പ... Posted by International Chalu Union - ICU on Wednesday, 15 April 2015   It was rumoured that Brad Gosse had filed a complaint over the issue earlier this week. He however, has confirmed in a latest post that he is not behind the complaint.    Meanwhile, after a user pointed out that ICU is a troll page and not a ‘religious page’ as said in Brad Gosse’s post, supporters of ICU page were quick to bombard the  post with comments bashing him, once again, in the ‘alien language’ he doesn’t understand.  While some users wanted the artist to ‘let go of the issue’, some others were harsh with their responses, to the extent of asking him to leave Facebook.   This came after the artist put out a post on his profile informing that his cartoon has been used without his knowledge.  Malayalee users left no stone unturned to bash the artist, which is believed to be the reason for the removal of the post.    However, another post reappeared on the artist's profile, detailing the issue in which the artist confirms that the page has been removed from Facebook on the basis of a different complaint. "Last week I caught a Facebook page stealing one of our watermarked Vector Toons of Jesus. I reported them and asked for a misuse penalty," Brad Gosse says in his post.
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