Wok DMCA incident

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The wok image.

In February 2014, garry received a DMCA takedown notice from a German company concerning an image of a wok, posted by GussGriswold in November 2012. After garry publicised the incident on Twitter,[1] the image was widely reposted and became a recognisable part of Facepunch culture.


A thread about the incident started by Swiket was quickly filled with wok puns and photoshops.[2] Coment made a userscript replacing every image on Facepunch with the wok,[3] while Lt_C created a 3D model of the wok for use in Garry's Mod and Source Filmmaker.[4][5]


The wok was remembered as an emoticon, contributed by D9001 during The Facepunch Custom Emoticon Project.


  1. https://twitter.com/garrynewman/status/439448121723355136
  2. http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1370683
  3. http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1370683?p=44090487#post44090487
  4. http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1370683?p=44087479#post44087479
  5. http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1370683?p=44091349#post44091349